The draw for the group stages of the 2017/18 Checkatrade Trophy has been made.
Sixteen Premier League clubs with Category One Academy status will field teams with mostly under-21 players against 48 clubs from League One and League Two.
Teams face each other once, with the invited Cat One teams playing all their matches away, and the top two sides proceed to a regional round of 32.
Only at the quarter-finals does the competition become national.
The group stage fixtures will be confirmed shortly.
Full draw Northern section
Group A Carlisle, Fleetwood, Morecambe, Leicester City
Group B Accrington Blackpool, Wigan, Middlesbrough
Group C Blackburn, Bury, Rochdale, Stoke City
Group D: Crewe, Oldham, Port Vale, Newcastle
Group E Coventry, Shrewsbury, Walsall, West Brom
Group F Bradford, Chesterfield, Rotherham, Man City
Group G Lincoln, Mansfield, Notts County, Everton
Group H Doncaster, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Sunderland
Group A Charlton, Crawley, Portsmouth, Fulham
Group B Colchester, Gillingham, Southend, Reading
Group C: Bristol Rovers, Swindon, Wycombe, West Ham
Group D: Exeter, Plymouth, Yeovil, Chelsea
Group E: Cheltenham, Forest Green, Newport, Swansea City
Group F: AFC Wimbledon, Barnet, Luton, Spurs
Group G: MK Dons, Oxford, Stevenage, Brighton
Group H: Cambridge, Northampton, Peterborough, Southampton