EFL Trophy Round One group stages confirmed
The final groups for Round One of the 2019/20 EFL Trophy have today been confirmed.
Conducted on talkSPORT by host Jim White and guests Karl Robinson and Huw Jennings, the draw saw 16 invited Under-21 teams placed into the Northern and Southern sections of the competition respectively.
As in 2018/19, the groups in the EFL Trophy have been arranged so that EFL Clubs and their fans face the minimum overall travelling time to matches, whilst the Premier League and Championship’s invited Clubs will play their group matches away from home.
Confirmed groups are as follows, with first ties to be played week commencing 2 September: