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Papa John's Trophy Group Opponents & Carabao Cup Ball Number

20 June 2022

Dale will face Accrington Stanley and Salford City in Northern Group D of this season's Papa John's Trophy.

Sky Bet League One and Two clubs have been placed into pre-determined groups, ahead of the 16 Invited Under-21 teams being drawn into their respective groups on Thursday.

The Invited Under-21s teams in the northern section are Everton, Leeds United, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

All EFL Clubs will play two of their three matches at home in the Group Stages, with the opening ties to take place week commencing 29th August.


Dale will be ball number 25 in Thursday's Carabao Cup Round One draw.

The first and second rounds of the competition are regionalised into northern and southern sections.

Click HERE for full details on both the Papa John's Trophy and Carabao Cup draws, including times and where to watch.

Carabao Cup Northern Section Ball Numbers
1 Accrington Stanley 13 Fleetwood Town 25 Rochdale
2 Barnsley 14 Grimsby Town 26 Rotherham United
3 Barrow AFC 15 Harrogate Town 27 Salford City
4 Blackburn Rovers 16 Hartlepool United 28 Sheffield United
5 Blackpool 17 Huddersfield Town 29 Sheffield Wednesday
6 Bolton Wanderers 18 Hull City 30 Shrewsbury Town
7 Bradford City 19 Lincoln City 31 Stockport County
8 Burton Albion 20 Mansfield Town 32 Stoke City
9 Carlisle United 21 Middlesbrough 33 Sunderland
10 Crewe Alexandra 22 Morecambe 34 Tranmere Rovers
11 Derby County 23 Port Vale 35 West Bromwich Albion
12 Doncaster Rovers 24 Preston North End 36 Wigan Athletic

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