Whites Start Trophy Defence Against Salford

EFL Trophy group fixtures

Wanderers will kick off their defence of the EFL Trophy at home to Salford City.

The Whites, who won last season’s competition by beating Plymouth Argyle 4-0 in the final at Wembley, will also have a home tie in the group stage against Manchester United’s U21s.

Ian Evatt’s men complete their fixtures in Group E of the northern section with a trip to Stockport County.

The top two teams in the group will advance to the knock-out stages of the competition, with the group winners guaranteed a home tie in the round of 32.

The date of the home fixture against United’s youngsters – who Wanderers knocked out at the last-16 stage last season – is subject to change depending on the Whites’ possible progress in the Carabao Cup.

Wanderers’ EFL Trophy Group E fixtures

Wanderers v Salford City - Tuesday 5th September (KO 7.45pm)

* Wanderers v Manchester United U21s - Tuesday 26th September (KO 7.45pm)

Stockport County v Wanderers - Tuesday 14th November (KO 7.30pm).

* This fixture will be played on Tuesday 10th October if Wanderers progress to the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Tickets for the EFL Trophy group games will be priced at £10 for adults and £5 concessions with just the East Stand lower tier of the Toughsheet Community Stadium open. Sales details and dates will be released in due course.

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