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DRAW: Coventry City drawn against local rivals Northampton Town in the EFL Trophy group stages

27 July 2016

The Sky Blues will also play against West Ham's Academy side and League Two outfit Wycombe Wanderers...

Coventry City line up against West Ham's U-21s team, with Wycombe Wanderers and Northampton Town completing the group stage line-up. 

The 16 groups of four teams each comprise an academy side with the top two from the group qualifying for the first knockout round of 32 teams, and culminating in a showpiece final at Wembley Stadium on April 2.

The new look competition will also have an enhanced prize fund with an expected £1.95m up for grabs, including £10,000 per win and £5,000 per draw during the Group Stage and £100,000 for the eventual winner. Barnsley beat League Two side Oxford United 3-2 at Wembley in front of a crowd of more than 59,000 in last season's final.

KEY DATES:

Group Stage:
w/c 29th August 2016
w/c 3rd October 2016
w/c 7th November 2016

More fixture information will follow once ties are confirmed. 

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