Mansfield Town have been drawn in a group with Lincoln City and Notts County in the first round of the 2017/18 Checkatrade Trophy.
Stags have been drawn with the Imps and the Magpies in group G of the Northern section of the competition.
The groups, which are split into Northern and Southern sections, each currently contain three EFL Clubs with a fourth to be added on Wednesday 12 July when the 16 invited Under 21 teams are drawn.
EFL clubs have been placed into their respective Groups in order to minimise overall travel for EFL clubs and fans following feedback from Clubs. This process will be reviewed at the end of the season.
The group stage fixtures will also be confirmed next Wednesday, with invited under 21 teams to play all Group games away from home.
Below are the Northern Category 1 Clubs who will be split into each of the groups. The Stags will face one of the clubs.
Northern Category 1 Clubs
2 Leicester City
3 Manchester City
5 Newcastle United
6 Stoke City
8 West Bromwich Albion
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