July 27, 2016
The EFL Trophy Group Stage Draw was held on Thursday 27th July 2016.
The sides that are noticeable by their absence from this competition include:
The Championship teams with Category A Academy status that are involved for the 2016/17 season include:
BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION
So on Sunday April 2nd 2017, the final of the English Football League Trophy at Wembley Stadium could be:
BLACKBURN ROVERS (B Team/Reserves/Under 21/Under 23)
READING (B Team/Reserves/Under 21/Under 23)