The format of the 2016-17 EFL Trophy, which will include 16 Premier League academy sides, has been confirmed.
Clubs from both League One and League Two will play alongside the Category One academies, starting with a group format before a Wembley final in April.
The 16 groups of four teams will each comprise an academy side with the top two from each qualifying for the first knockout round of 32 teams.
Known last season as the Football League Trophy and sponsored by Johnstone’s Paint, the competition has been rebranded for this season along with the Football League as a whole.
The 16 Category One Academies taking part in the EFL Trophy in 2016-17:
West Bromwich Albion
West Ham United