Harrogate Town miss out on Leeds glamour tie as cup draws tee up Leicester and Tranmere clashes
Football League new-boys Harrogate Town will face the Foxes Under-21s in a draw which has already seen them paired with Grimsby Town and Hull City in Group H of the Northern Section of the draw.
Town have also been drawn away to Tranmere Rovers in the Carabao Cup, with the tie due to take place at Prenton Park on Saturday, September 5.
The draw for 'invited clubs' in the northern section of the EFL Trophy had also included Leeds United Under-21s and their counterparts from Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Newcastle United.
Making their debut in the competition, Harrogate fans had hoped they could face their Premier League rivals from Elland Road, but instead Leeds were drawn into Group G and will face trips to Accrington, Barrow and Blackpool.
All invited clubs must play all their fixtures away from home.
EFL Trophy fixtures are scheduled to begin on September 8 and 9 with the competition split into northern and southern sections with invited clubs joining League One and Two clubs in one of eight groups. The top two clubs from each group progress to a final 32 in a knock-out format.
Town's full fixture list is due to be revealed on Friday, August 21 at 9am.
Specialist grass teams have been hard at work at CNG Stadium on Wetherby Road as the club puts its plastic revolution into reverse to meet strict EFL rules for a top tier team after its play-offs triumph at Wembley.
The team will have to play their first few ‘home’ fixtures of the 2020/21 season away from Harrogate in a short-term ground-share with League One side Doncaster Rovers.
EFL Trophy - Northern Group Draw:
Group A: Aston Villa, Carlisle United, Fleetwood Town, Sunderland
Group B: Man Utd, Morecambe, Rochdale, Salford City
Group C: Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers, Crewe Alexandra, Shrewsbury Town
Group D: Liverpool, Port Vale, Tranmere Rovers, Wigan Athletic
Group E: Man City, Mansfield Town, Lincoln City, Scunthorpe United
Group F: Wolves, Bradford City, Doncaster Rovers, Oldham Athletic
Group G: Leeds United, Accrington Stanley, Barrow, Blackpool
Group H: Leicester City, Grimsby Town, Harrogate Town, Hull City
Southern Group Draw:
Group A: West Ham, Colchester United, Portsmouth, Southend United
Group B: Arsenal, Crawley Town, Gillingham, Ipswich Town
Group C: Southampton, MK Dons, Northampton Town, Stevenage
Group D: Chelsea, Bristol Rovers, Oxford United, Walsall
Group E: West Brom, Exeter City, Forest Green Rovers, Swindon Town
Group F: Norwich City, Cheltenham Town, Newport County, Plymouth Argyle
Group G: Brighton, AFC Wimbledon, Charlton Athletic, Leyton Orient
Group H: Fulham, Burton Albion, Cambridge United, Peterborough United
Carabao Cup - Round One draw, Northern section:
Tranmere vs Harrogate
Crewe vs Lincoln
Walsall vs Sheffield Wednesday
Rochdale vs Huddersfield
Preston vs Mansfield
Bolton vs Bradford
Blackburn vs Doncaster
Stoke vs Blackpool
Fleetwood vs Wigan
Grimsby vs Morecambe
Middlesbrough vs Shrewsbury
Derby vs Barrow
Scunthorpe vs Port Vale
Sunderland vs Hull
Burton vs Accrington
Salford vs Rotherham
Barnsley vs Nottingham Forest
Oldham vs Carlisle
Round One draw, Southern section:
Bristol City vs Exeter
Plymouth vs QPR
Swindon vs Charlton
Forest Green vs Leyton Orient
MK Dons vs Coventry
Crawley vs Millwall
Stevenage vs Portsmouth
Peterborough vs Cheltenham
Brentford vs Wycombe
Northampton vs Cardiff
Luton vs Norwich
Birmingham vs Cambridge
Newport vs Swansea
Oxford vs AFC Wimbledon
Reading vs Colchester
Gillingham vs Southend
Ipswich vs Bristol Rovers