City's Under-21s have been drawn in Group F of the EFL Trophy group stage.
The Blues will face Bolton Wanderers, Bradford City and Rochdale after the draw was made live on talkSPORT at Friday lunchtime.
Liverpool and Manchester United have also entered teams in the competition this season.
The full northern section draw is:
The eight drawn groups in the Northern Section are as follows:
Grimsby Town; Scunthorpe United; Sunderland; Leicester
Accrington Stanley; Oldham Athletic; Fleetwood Town; Liverpool
Bury; Salford City; Tranmere Rovers; Aston Villa
Port Vale; Shrewsbury; Macclesfield Town; Newcastle United
Crewe Alexandra; Burton Albion; Mansfield Town; Everton
Bolton Wanderers; Bradford City; Rochdale; Manchester City
Blackpool; Carlisle United; Morecambe; Wolves
Doncaster Rovers; Rotherham United; Lincoln City; Manchester United
Fixtures and dates will be announced in due course.
Manager Paul Harsley must name six players in his starting XI who are under the age of 21 as of 30 June 2019.
Teams may only include two players on the team sheet, aged over 21, who have made forty or more senior appearances, as at 30 June 2019..