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Checkatrade Trophy Round 3 draw details

COMPETITION: Manchester City's Academy side will again play in the Checkatrade Trophy this season.

COMPETITION: Manchester City's Academy side will again play in the Checkatrade Trophy this season.

Manchester City will face Rochdale in Round Three of this season’s Checkatrade Trophy.

City booked a place in the knock-out phase after beating Barnsley on penalties in the previous round, while Rochdale progressed after a dramatic late win over Oldham.

The Blues started as one of 16 Under-21 teams competing in the 2018/19 instalment of the competition, with EDS boss Paul Harsley overseeing the squad.

The exact date and time of the game will be confirmed in the coming days.

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Full Checkatrade Trophy Round Three draw:

Northern section

Rochdale v Manchester City U21s

Sunderland v Newcastle U21s

Accrington v Bury

Port Vale v Shrewsbury

Southern section:

Southend v Portsmouth

Chelsea U21s v Peterborough

Cheltenham v Oxford or Tottenham U21s

Northampton v Bristol Rovers

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