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15 June 2023

Club News


15 June 2023

As well as the EFL fixture release day, the draws for the first round of the Carabao Cup and EFL Trophy group stage will be made on Thursday 22 June.

Once the Reds have discovered their schedule ahead of the 23/24 Sky Bet League One campaign, the respective draws for both competitions will be held live on Sky Sports later that day.

All 72 EFL clubs will go into the hat for the Carabao Cup first round, with 36 ties to be played week commencing 7 August 2023. This round will see teams drawn into northern and southern sections. The 12 Premier League teams not competing in Europe will enter at the second round, with the eight remaining top flight sides joining at the third round.

Prior to this, we will find out our three EFL Trophy group stage opponents – once more in northern and southern sections. All 48 League One and League Two teams will be split across 16 groups, with the following U21 outfits also in the mix:
– Arsenal
– Aston Villa
– Brighton and Hove Albion
– Chelsea
– Crystal Palace
– Everton
– Fulham
– Leicester City
– Liverpool
– Manchester City
– Manchester United
– Newcastle United
– Nottingham Forest
– Tottenham Hotspur
– West Ham United
– Wolverhampton Wanderers

The Reds will be guaranteed two home fixtures in the group stage as all Category 1 academy clubs are drawn away.

Barnsley celebrate EFL Trophy glory in 2016

Schedule for Thursday 22 June:
9am – EFL Fixture release
11:30am – EFL Trophy group stage draw
2:30pm – Carabao Cup first round draw

Carabao Cup key dates:
Carabao Cup first round – w/c 7 August 2023
Carabao Cup second round – w/c 28 August 2023
Carabao Cup third round – w/c 25 September 2023
Carabao Cup fourth round – w/c 30 October 2023
Carabao Cup quarter final – w/c 18 December 2023
Carabao Cup semi-final first leg – w/c 8 January 2024
Carabao Cup semi-final second leg – w/c 21 January 2024
Carabao Cup Final – Sunday 25 February 2024

EFL Trophy key dates
EFL Trophy group stage MD 1 – w/c 4 September 2023
EFL Trophy group stage MD 2 – w/c 9 October 2023
EFL Trophy group stage MD 3 – w/c 11 November 2023
EFL Trophy round of 32 – w/c 4 December 2023
EFL Trophy round of 16 – w/c 8 January 2024
EFL Trophy quarter final – w/c 29 January 2024
EFL Trophy semi-final – w/c 19 February 2024
EFL Trophy Final – Sunday 7 April 2024

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