The Papa John's Trophy 2022-23 Group Stage Draw In Full

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12:21, 23 Jun 2022

The Papa John’s Trophy draw has been made to decide the groups each of the 16 chosen Premier League under-21 sides will enter for the 2022-23 competition.

The draw was made live on Sky Sports by Clinton Morrison and Michael Dawson who oversaw both the northern and southern draws to complete the 16 groups for the upcoming season.

The League One and Two sides knew their fellow EFL opponents two days ago but were waiting until this morning to find out which young scholars of the Premier League they will be battling out with in the group stage. Last year, Spurs, West Ham and Crystal Palace crashed out in the group stages of the competition. Chelsea navigated their way into the third round but were bested by Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners could only reach the quarter-finals as they lost to Wigan when the north and south sections combined.

Here is the full draw in full:


Group A 

Harrogate Town

Hartlepool United


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 


Salford City

Liverpool U21

Group E


Doncaster Rovers

Lincoln City

Newcastle United U21

Group F

Derby County 

Grimsby Town

Mansfield Town

Manchester City U21

Group G


Carlisle United

Fleetwood Town

Manchester United U21

Group H

Bradford City

Burton Albion

Sheffield Wednesday 

Leicester City U21

Papa Johns Trophy Group Stage draw confirmed
Papa Johns Trophy Group Stage draw confirmed


Group A

Charlton Athletic

Colchester United 


Brighton & Hove Albion U21

Group B

AFC Wimbledon

Crawley Town


Aston Villa U21

Group C

Cheltenham Town

MK Dons


West Ham U21

Group D

Peterborough United


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

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