Following a draw on Wednesday, it has been confirmed that Dale will face Bury, Fleetwood Town and Leicester City Under-21s in Round One (the group stages) of this season’s Checkatrade Trophy.
The teams will compete in Group B. The format for this year’s competition is much the same as 2017/18, with only a couple of small changes to the Regulations. Players from EFL clubs who are out on loan in the National League and below are now eligible to feature in the competition, while invited teams have been restricted to fielding two players over the age of 21 and more than 40 first-team appearances.
Confirmed fixture details, including dates, will be confirmed in due course.