Sunderland will know which Premier League developmental squad they'll face in the EFL Trophy by Friday

The EFL Trophy round one group stage draw will take place on Friday 12 July, 12.30pm.

By James Copley
Tuesday, 09 July, 2019, 14:23
Sunderland reached the final competition last year, losing out to Portsmouth on penalties.

Jack Ross’ men reached the final of last season’s competition, losing out to season rivals Portsmouth on penalties after a thrilling game.48 EFL teams have already been placed into groups in order to minimise travel for clubs and supporters, with the remaining 16 Invited teams drawn into those on Friday afternoon.

Sunderland have been drawn in Group A with Grimbsy Town and Scunthorpe United and could be joined by youth teams from Aston Villa, Everton, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Wolves.

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