Coventry City have been placed in the EFL Trophy Northern Section.
The cup holders, in the opening round, are in Group E and will face matches against Shrewsbury Town, Walsall and a game against one of the following category one clubs - 1. Everton, 2. Leicester City, 3. Manchester City, 4. Middlesbrough, 5. Newcastle United, 6. Stoke City, 7. Sunderland, 8. West Bromwich Albion
The matches will be announced on July 12th.
The group matches will take place on August 29/30, October 3/4 and November 7/8th.