Checkatrade Trophy: Swansea City Under-21s face 626-mile round trip to Norwich

Kurt Zouma
Oxford United reached the last 32 of the Checkatrade Trophy despite being beaten in the longest penalty shootout in English football by Chelsea U21s

Swansea City Under-21s face a 626-mile round trip to face Norwich City U21s in the last 32 of the Checkatrade Trophy.

They play one of three all under-21 ties along with Wolves v Sunderland and Southampton v Reading, with eight under-21 sides left in the competition.

Last year's runners-up Oxford travel to Southend, while two-time winners Carlisle host Mansfield Town.

Cambridge United have a 320-mile round trip to Bradford City in the Northern Section of the competition.

The competition has been revamped by the English Football League this season to include 16 Category One academy sides, but has been characterised by low attendances.

On Tuesday 308 saw Middlesbrough's development side lose 3-0 at home to Shrewsbury, while just 284 people watched West Brom's academy side play at home to Gillingham - a number, according to the Gills' Twitter account, that included scouts and press.

But on Wednesday, Rochdale named terminally ill five-year-old Joshua McCormack on the bench for their 2-1 win at Hartlepool.

Rochdale players hold a shirt in support of ill five-year-old Joshua McCormack
Rochdale players held aloft a shirt in support of terminally ill five-year-old Joshua McCormack during their Checkatrade Trophy victory over Hartlepool United

Full last 32 draw

Northern Section Draw A

Wolverhampton Wanderers U21 v Sunderland U21

Bradford v Cambridge

Cheltenham v Leicester City U21

Carlisle v Mansfield

Northern Section Draw B

Rochdale v Chesterfield

Scunthorpe v Morecambe

Walsall v Oldham

Doncaster v Blackpool

Southern Section Draw A

Yeovil v MK Dons

AFC Wimbledon v Brighton U21

Coventry v Crawley

Swindon v Luton

Southern Section Draw B

Southampton U21 v Reading U21

Norwich U21 v Swansea U21

Southend v Oxford

Millwall v Wycombe

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