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Leeds United learn their EFL Trophy opponents

The Leeds under-21s have entered The EFL Trophy for this season, and they’ve learned their group opponents.

Salford City v Leeds United - Carabao Cup First Round
Jamie Shackleton in the Carabao Cup against Salford City.
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Leeds United are set to compete in The EFL Trophy for the first time in over a decade, but this time it’s the under-21 team that will get great experience in men’s football this season.

The Whites’ academy was promoted to category one status, placing them in The Premier League 2 and giving them the opportunity to play in the upcoming EFL Trophy against League One and Two senior sides.

The draw has been made and Leeds will face-off against Accrington; Barrow; and Blackpool, with the first match day arriving on the weekend of 8th/9th September.

This is bigger than many realise, as the Leeds youngsters will get the chance to play against senior teams and prove themselves capable in men’s football.

How far do you think the Leeds under-21s could go in the competition? Let us know on @ThruItAllLUFC on Twitter.