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EFL Trophy: City discover group opponents

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.

READ: EFL Trophy: All you need to know

The full northern section draw is:


The eight drawn groups in the Northern Section are as follows:

Group A 

Grimsby Town; Scunthorpe United; Sunderland; Leicester 

Group B 

Accrington Stanley; Oldham Athletic; Fleetwood Town; Liverpool

Group C 

Bury; Salford City; Tranmere Rovers; Aston Villa

Group D 

Port Vale; Shrewsbury; Macclesfield Town; Newcastle United

Group E 

Crewe Alexandra; Burton Albion; Mansfield Town; Everton

Group F 

Bolton Wanderers; Bradford City; Rochdale; Manchester City

Group G 

Blackpool; Carlisle United; Morecambe; Wolves

Group H 

Doncaster Rovers; Rotherham United; Lincoln City; Manchester United

Fixtures and dates will be announced in due course.

Player eligibility

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..


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