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Dale Placed In Papa John's Trophy Group D

23 June 2021

Dale have been placed in Northern Group D for the group stages of the 2021/22 Papa John's Trophy.

It has been confirmed that the side will compete against Bolton Wanderers and Port Vale, while the invited Under-21 team will be draw on Thursday. 

The Papa John’s Trophy Round One draw will take place live on Sky Sports at 4:30pm on Thursday. 

The 16 Invited U21 teams will be placed into their respective Northern and Southern section Groups, with the 48 EFL Clubs placed into pre-determined Groups prior to the draw. Consideration has been given to ensure travel time is minimised and recovery time is maximised for players.

In addition, if there is a situation where two teams meet in the Group Stages for a second successive season, then the Club who was at home in 2020/21 will play away in 2021/22. All EFL Clubs will play two of their three matches at home in the Group Stages.

The confirmed Invited Under-21 teams are as follows for the Northern Section are as follows: Everton, Leeds United, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Wolverhampton Wanderers. 


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