Young Swans receive Checkatrade Trophy invite
Swansea City’s youngsters look set to feature in next season’s Checkatrade Trophy
Sixteen Category One Academy teams have been invited to play with Tottenham, Manchester City, Newcastle United and Fulham confirmed to feature for the first time. All these sides, including the Swans, will field under-21 sides.
The young Swans impressed in the trophy’s debut season last campaign with victories over League Two sides Newport County and Plymouth Argyle helping them progress to the quarter-final before a penalty shoot-out defeat against League One’s Coventry City, who went on to lift the title.
The draw for the group stage of the competition will take place in July, with the first round of fixtures scheduled to take place the week commencing August 28.
Full list of Under-21 sides taking part:
Brighton & Hove Albion, Reading, Chelsea, Southampton, Everton, Stoke City, Fulham, Sunderland, Leicester City, Swansea City, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Middlesbrough, West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle United, West Ham United.