Bolton to Host Leeds United in Papa John's Trophy

  • June 23, 2022 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton will host Leeds United U21s in the group stage of the Papa John's Trophy, adding to already confirmed fixtures against both Crewe Alexandra and Tranmere Rovers.

Wanderers, who were drawn in Group B of the Northern Section this past Monday, were eliminated by Hartlepool United at the last-16 stage last season, a result which disappointed manager Ian Evatt after he publicly expressed his desire to take the club to a Wembley Stadium final.

Dates and kick-off times for the trio of group ties are yet to be confirmed, although all EFL clubs will benefit from playing two of their games on home soil - with invited Premier League under-21 sides taking to the road for all three of their outings.

2022/23 Papa John's Trophy - Northern Groups

Group A - Harrogate Town, Hartlepool United, Morecambe, Everton U21
Group B - Bolton Wanderers, Crewe Alexandra, Tranmere Rovers, Leeds United U21
Group C - Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town, Stockport County, Wolverhampton Wanderers U21
Group D - Accrington Stanley, Rochdale, Salford City, Liverpool U21
Group E - Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Lincoln City, Newcastle United U21
Group F - Derby County, Grimsby Town, Mansfield Town, Manchester City U21
Group G - Barrow, Carlisle United, Fleetwood Town, Manchester United U21
Group H - Bradford City, Burton Albion, Sheffield Wednesday, Leicester City U21

2022/23 Papa John's Trophy - Southern Groups

Group A - Charlton Athletic, Colchester United, Gillingham, Brighton & Hove Albion U21
Group B - AFC Wimbledon, Crawley Town, Portsmouth, Aston Villa U21
Group C - Cheltenham Town, Milton Keynes Dons, Walsall, West Ham United U21
Group D - Peterborough United, Stevenage, Wycombe Wanderers, Tottenham Hotspur U21
Group E - Bristol Rovers, Plymouth Argyle, Swindon Town, Crystal Palace U21
Group F - Exeter City, Forest Green Rovers, Newport County, Southampton U21
Group G - Oxford United, Leyton Orient, Sutton United, Chelsea U21
Group H - Cambridge United, Ipswich Town, Northampton Town, Arsenal 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
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