When is the Papa John’s Trophy draw? TV and live stream info as Leeds United U21s learn fate

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Leeds United will know of their Papa John’s Trophy group this week after the club were invited to enter their under-21 side. The Whites have been allocated ball number two within the northern section of the draw and will learn which group they are in come Thursday.

The draw will take place on Thursday, June 23 as part of the EFL’s fixture release day, live on Sky Sports News at 11:30am, with fans able to stream via the Sky Go app or Now TV. Eight groups of three senior Football League sides have already been determined to minimise travel times between them, and the draw will add one under-21 side to each group at random.

Each EFL side will play two of their three matches at home in the group stages, where the opening tie will take place in the week of August 29th. Leeds’ under-21’s finished bottom of the group stage last season after being drawn in Group B with Salford, Oldham and Tranmere – they beat Oldham and lost to both Tranmere and Salford, picking up three points.

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Northern Groups

Group A: Harrogate Town, Hartlepool United, Morecambe

Group B: Bolton Wanderers, Crewe Alexandra, Tranmere Rovers

Group C: Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town, Stockport County

Group D: Accrington Stanley, Rochdale, Salford City

Group E: Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Lincoln City

Group F: Derby County, Grimsby Town, Mansfield Town

Group G: Barrow, Carlisle United, Fleetwood Town

Group H: Bradford City, Burton Albion, Sheffield Wednesday

Invited clubs

1. Everton U21

2. Leeds United U21

3. Leicester City U21

4. Liverpool U21

5. Manchester City U21

6. Manchester United U21

7. Newcastle United U21

8. Wolverhampton Wanderers U21

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