Bolton Draw Crewe and Tranmere in Papa John's Trophy

  • June 20, 2022 | By Chris Mann
  • URL Short URL:

Bolton have been drawn alongside Crewe Alexandra and Tranmere Rovers in the group stage of the 2022/23 Papa John's Trophy.

Wanderers have been placed in Group B of the Northern Section of the competition, which will be completed this coming Thursday when 'Invited' Premier League clubs will be added to the group stage.

Ian Evatt's side will host an under-21 side from Everton, Leeds United, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United or Wolverhampton Wanderers.

One of the aforementioned League Two sides will visit the University of Bolton Stadium, while the Trotters will hit the road just once.

The opening round of fixtures, which will be confirmed in due course, will take place in the week commencing August 29, 2022.

2022/23 Papa John's Trophy - Northern Groups

Group A - Harrogate Town, Hartlepool United, Morecambe
Group B - Bolton Wanderers, Crewe Alexandra, Tranmere Rovers
Group C - Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town, Stockport County
Group D - Accrington Stanley, Rochdale, Salford City
Group E - Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Lincoln City
Group F - Derby County, Grimsby Town, Mansfield Town
Group G - Barrow, Carlisle United, Fleetwood Town
Group H - Bradford City, Burton Albion, Sheffield Wednesday

Invited Clubs
Everton U21, Leeds United U21, Leicester City U21, Liverpool U21, Manchester City U21, Manchester United U21, Newcastle United U21, Wolverhampton Wanderers U21

2022/23 Papa John's Trophy - Southern Groups

Group A - Charlton Athletic, Colchester United, Gillingham
Group B - AFC Wimbledon, Crawley Town, Portsmouth
Group C - Cheltenham Town, Milton Keynes Dons, Walsall
Group D - Peterborough United, Stevenage, Wycombe Wanderers
Group E - Bristol Rovers, Plymouth Argyle, Swindon Town
Group F - Exeter City, Forest Green Rovers, Newport County
Group G - Oxford United, Leyton Orient, Sutton United
Group H - Cambridge United, Ipswich Town, Northampton Town

Invited Clubs
Arsenal U21, Aston Villa U21, Brighton & Hove Albion U21, Chelsea U21, Crystal Palace U21, Southampton U21, Tottenham Hotspur U21, West Ham United U21

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Accrington Stanley 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0
3 Bolton Wanderers 0 0
4 Bristol Rovers 0 0
5 Burton Albion 0 0
View Full Standings >>


Who is Bolton's 2021/22 Player of the Year?
32.58% Oladapo Afolayan
30.96% Gethin Jones
21.72% Ricardo Almeida Santos
5.51% Declan John
4.05% Kieran Lee
3.08% MJ Williams
1.78% Joel Dixon
0.32% George Johnston