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Under-21s to discover 2024/25 Bristol Street Motors Trophy opponents

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Wolves under-21s will discover their 2024/25 Bristol Street Motors Trophy group stage opponents on Thursday afternoon.

The Old Gold are once again one of the 16 Category One Academy sides invited to take part against League One and League Two opposition.

The draw for the group stages will take place live on Sky Sports News on Thursday 27th June from 2.30pm.

All 64 teams will enter from Round One and will be split into 16 regional groups of four teams, eight in the Northern region and eight in the Southern region. The 16 invited under-21 teams will be placed into their respective Northern and Southern regional Groups, with the 48 EFL Clubs placed into pre-determined Groups prior to the draw. 

Last season, James Collins’ side fell at the group stage hurdle despite opening their campaign with a 2-1 victory at Notts County thanks to goals from Owen Hesketh and Nathan Fraser.

The youngsters were unable to build on those three points at Meadow Lane, however fought well in the following two away assignments at Lincoln City and Derby County which both ended in defeat.

Wolves will be ball number eight in the Northern Section of the draw, with the EFL sides already confirmed in their groups, which are as follows:

Group A

  • Accrington Stanley
  • Stockport County
  • Tranmere Rovers

Group B

  • Port Vale
  • Salford City
  • Wrexham

Group C

  • Carlisle United
  • Morecambe
  • Wigan Athletic

Group D

  • Barrow
  • Bolton Wanderers
  • Fleetwood Town

Group E

  • Blackpool
  • Crewe Alexandra
  • Harrogate Town

Group F

  • Barnsley
  • Doncaster Rovers
  • Huddersfield Town

Group G

  • Chesterfield
  • Grimsby Town
  • Lincoln City

Group H

  • Bradford City
  • Mansfield Town
  • Rotherham United

Wolves’ competition history

As first-team

  • 1985/86: Group stages
  • 1986/87: Round one
  • 1987/88: Winners
  • 1988/89: Southern Area final
  • 2013/14: Round two

As under-21s

  • 2016/17: Round three
  • 2018/19: Group stages
  • 2019/20: Round two
  • 2020/21: Round two
  • 2021/22: Group stages
  • 2022/23: Round two
  • 2023/24: Group stages

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