Enzo Maresca’s youngsters reached the last 32 after topping Northern Group E having recorded wins over Mansfield and Scunthorpe, before a narrow loss on penalties after Tuesday’s 1-1 draw away at Lincoln City.
It meant we were guaranteed a home tie in the knockout stage, but we have received special dispensation to play away from home.
The Wirral side are currently 15th in League Two and qualified for the second round of the EFL Trophy thanks to a second placed finish in Northern Group D.
Round of 32 ties are due to be played in the week commencing December 7th.
A confirmed date and kick-off time for the Prenton Park tie will be announced shortly.
ROUND OF 32 DRAW
Shrewsbury v Lincoln
Salford City v Leicester City U-21s
Fleetwood Town v Blackpool
Port Vale v Wolves U-21s
Hull City v Crewe Alexandra
Accrington v Manchester United U-21s
Tranmere Rovers v CITY U-21s
Oldham v Sunderland
Arsenal U-21s v AFC Wimbledon
MK Dons v Norwich U-21s
West Ham U-21s v Peterborough
Oxford United v Forest Green Rovers
Cambridge United v Gillingham
Exeter v Northampton Town
Cheltenham Town v Portsmouth
Leyton Orient v Bristol Rovers
Ties to be played week commencing December 7th