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U23s group drawn in Premier League Cup

Fulham, Birmingham and Colchester await young Royals

20 August 2018

Reading's Under-23s have found out their opponents for this season's edition of the Premier League Cup.

After impressively winning in the Premier League International Cup last week, their opponents in Group G of the Premier League Cup will be Fulham, Birmingham City and Colchester United.

The Royals won the first incarnation of this tournament back in the 2013-14 season, and they'll be kicking off their campaign this time around in the coming weeks.

The teams will play each other both home and away in the group stages, with the top two teams advancing to the knockout stages.

The knockout games will be one-off ties, decided by extra time and penalties if necessary.

A host of Category One Academies, including the Royals, have entered the competition - with qualifiers from Academies in Category Two, Three and Four also making up the draw.

Dates and kick-off times will be confirmed in due course.

The draw in full:

Group A
Stoke City
Charlton Athletic

Group B
Blackburn Rovers
Doncaster Rovers
Sheffield United

Group C
West Bromwich Albion
AFC Bournemouth

Group D
Norwich City
Leicester City
Bristol Rovers or Exeter City
Nottingham Forest

Group E
Swansea City
Southend United or Oxford United
Hull City

Group F
Derby County
Aston Villa
Plymouth Argyle or Portsmouth
Bristol City

Group G
Birmingham City
Colchester United

Group H
Newcastle United
Leeds United
Notts County or Newport County

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