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Four Potential Opponents In Trophy

Blues will be at home in second round

14 November 2019 Trophy

Pompey will face one of four sides at Fratton Park in the second round of the Trophy.

Kenny Jackett’s men – who are the competition’s reigning champions – are guaranteed a home tie after finishing top of Southern Group B.

And they will be paired with either Chelsea U21s, Newport, Northampton or Stevenage in Saturday’s draw.

That takes place from 2pm and will be screened live on Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday programme, presented by Julian Warren and conducted by Clinton Morrison and Sue Smith.

Second round ties are scheduled to be played during the week commencing December 2.

Southern Draw A

No. Group Winners No. Group Runners-Up
1 Colchester United 13 Newport County
2 POMPEY 14 Chelsea U21
3 Brighton & Hove Albion U21 15 Stevenage
4 Walsall 16 Northampton Town

Southern Draw B

No. Group Winners No. Group Runners-Up
5 Exeter City 9 Ipswich Town
6 Bristol Rovers 10 Oxford United
7 Milton Keynes Dons 11 Leyton Orient
8 Peterborough United 12 Coventry City

Northern Draw A

No. Group Winners No. Group Runners-Up
1 Leicester City U21 13 Mansfield Town
2 Accrington Stanley 14 Bolton Wanderers
3 Salford City 15 Wolverhampton Wanderers U21
4 Port Vale 16 Doncaster Rovers

Northern Draw B

No. Group Winners No. Group Runners-Up
5 Everton U21 9 Scunthorpe United
6 Manchester City U21* 10 Fleetwood Town
7 Blackpool 11 Tranmere Rovers
8 Manchester United U21* 12 Shrewsbury Town

*Manchester City and Manchester United have received dispensation to play knockout fixtures away from home. Ties involving these clubs will be reversed following the draw.

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