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Checkatrade Trophy: Shrewsbury Town 2 Walsall 1

The Saddlers, who reached the second stage of the competition after finishing second to Port Vale in Northern Group E, named a strong side as manager Dean Keates looked to make the most of the much-maligned competition.

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Clubs Vote in Favour of Retaining Current Format of EFL Trophy

The EFL have today revealed that, following a vote involving all the clubs from League's One and Two, the current format of the so-called Checkatrade Trophy, which includes sixteen development teams from the Premier League and Championship, will return next season with several amendments.

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Walsall Submit Vote on the Future Format of the EFL Trophy

Walsall Football Club have confirmed that it has submitted its vote on the future format of the controversial Checkatrade Trophy, which underwent structural changes ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.

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EFL Trophy | Clubs to Vote on Scrapping Competition

Following a meeting at Walsall's Banks's Stadium, the EFL have confirmed League One and League Two clubs will decide whether to scrap the EFL Trophy when they vote on its future in May.

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EFL STATEMENT | Checkatrade Trophy

Representatives of the the clubs currently plying their trade in League One and League Two have been meeting as they consider the impact of the recent changes to the EFL Trophy, which saw several Premier League and Championship teams enter development squads in an apparent bid to boost the number of young English players getting a taste of competitive football.

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AUDIO | Whitney Frustrated as Walsall Crash Out of the EFL Trophy

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM Sport following Tuesday evening's EFL Trophy Second Round defeat to Oldham Athletic, and has admitted to being disappointed as his side let slip a one goal lead to lose by three-goals-to-one.

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EFL TROPHY | Walsall 1 Oldham Athletic 3

On Tuesday evening Walsall played host to fellow Sky Bet League One outfit Oldham Athletic in the Second Round of this season's CheckaTrade Trophy tournament, with a match against Mansfield Town awaiting the winner.

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Whitney - EFL Trophy Clash is a Chance for Fringe Players to Impress

Walsall boss Jon Whitney has spoken to club journalists ahead of this evening's EFL Trophy clash with Oldham Athletic, and has revealed that he plans to make changes to his starting line-up with a view to next weekend's League One clash with Bradford City.

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Dobson Looking Forward to EFL Trophy Clash

Walsall's on-loan West Ham United midfielder George Dobson has spoken to the local press ahead of Tuesday evening's EFL Trophy clash with Oldham Athletic, and has discussed his desire for the team to bounce back from last weekend's defeat to Fleetwood Town by progressing to the next round.

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EFL TROPHY | Mansfield Town Await in the Third Round - Full Draw

With many of the Round Two fixtures already played, the draw for the Third Round of the EFL's pet project the Checkatrade Trophy has taken place and sees the Saddlers, or next week's opponents Oldham Athletic facing an away tie.

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EFL TROPHY | Round Two Draw

Following the conclusion of the group stages of this season's CheckaTrade Trophy, the remaining thirty-two teams have been split into four sections, with the draw for Round Two taking place earlier today. You can view the draw below.

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EFL TROPHY | Bakayoko Scores as the Saddlers Ease Through

On Tuesday evening Jon Whitney's Saddlers travelled the short distance to the King Power Stadium where they took on Leicester City's Under 21s in the latest round of CheckaTrade Trophy games.

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Bakayoko - "I’m Sure You’re Going to be Seeing a Lot More of Me"

Following his midweek hat-trick against Grimsby Town in the EFL Trophy, Walsall striker Amadou Bakayoko has spoken to the local press and has insisted that he is ready to make the step up to league football, and has vowed to make an impact if and when the opportunity is presented to him.

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Whitney Has a Selection Headache as Bakayoko Stakes His Claim

As the majority of Walsall's first-team squad enjoy a rare international break, manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press and praised striker Amadou Bakayoko, who strengthened his claim for a starting role by bagging a hat-trick against Grimsby Town in the EFL Trophy.

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EFL TROPHY | Northern Group H Schedule Confirmed

Following Wednesday morning's draw for the Group Stage of the 2016/17 EFL Trophy, which saw Walsall joined in Northern Group H by Leicester City, Sheffield United and Grimsby Town, the English Football League have now confirmed the provisional schedule.

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EFL TROPHY | Walsall to Face Leicester City, Sheffield United & Grimsby Town

The draw for the Group Stage of the 2016/17 EFL Trophy has taken place with the English Football League also confirming the names of the Category 1 Academy teams who will be joining this season's controversial competition.

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