EFL Trophy Round of 32 draw: Details as Bristol Rovers, Pompey and Reading await opponents
Bristol Rovers progressed to the knockout rounds of the EFL Trophy (Bristol Street Motors Trophy) after beating Newport County 1-0 at Rodney Parade.
Anthony Evans scored the only goal of the game as his effort beat former Gas manager Graham Coughlan. It secured a second place finish for Rovers who lost to West Ham United, but defeated Cheltenham Town at the Memorial Stadium.
It brings the question as to who Bristol Rovers could face next. Here's what we know about the EFL Trophy Round of 32 draw.
Where will Bristol Rovers tie be played?
As they finished second, they will be playing their match away from home. As West Ham are the only Premier League under-21's side that progressed from the south section, they are guaranteed to be playing at home.
Who are their possible opponents?
The draw remains regionalised up until the final, and so games will be played against northern opposition. Some teams still have one more fixture to play, and those matches will be played on Tuesday, November 21.
Wycombe Wanderers and AFC Wimbledon meet at Adams Park, having already booked their place in the next round, but will be vying for top spot. MK Dons and Oxford United have both progressed, but the former have one game left against Northampton Town, and a draw would earn them top spot.
- Forest Green Rovers
- Crawley Town
- Wycombe Wanderers or AFC Wimbledon
- Oxford United or MK Dons.
When will the EFL Trophy Round of 32 draw fixtures be played?
It's not yet been confirmed when the fixtures will be played. Last season the fixtures were played on November 22 after the draw was made on November 11. It could be a short turnaround, however with league fixtures scheduled for November 28, then some options are on Tuesday, December 5 or the week after on Tuesday, December 12.