Checkatrade Trophy second-round draw: Portsmouth to host Arsenal Under-21s

Arsenal take on Portsmouth
A teenage Aaron Ramsay scored when Arsenal last faced Portsmouth in the Premier League - the Gunners winning 4-1 at Fratton Park in December 2009

League One leaders Portsmouth will face Arsenal Under-21s in the second round of the Checkatrade Trophy.

Winners of the first-round group stages have been paired against runners-up from other groups in their region.

Elsewhere, Sunderland host League Two strugglers Notts County.

The EFL's bottom side Macclesfield face Newcastle Under-21s, reigning champions Lincoln visit Accrington and Port Vale are at home to local rivals Stoke's Under-21 team.

Seven of the 16 under-21 sides that entered the competition progressed through the group stage.

Ties will be played in week commencing 3 December.

Northern section

  • Shrewsbury Town v Walsall
  • Sunderland v Notts County
  • Rochdale v Oldham Athletic
  • Accrington v Lincoln City
  • Newcastle United Under-21 v Macclesfield Town
  • Mansfield Town v Bury
  • Port Vale v Stoke City Under-21
  • Barnsley v Manchester City Under-21

Southern section

  • Chelsea Under-21 v AFC Wimbledon
  • Portsmouth v Arsenal Under-21
  • Cambridge United v Northampton Town
  • Exeter City v Peterborough United
  • Cheltenham Town v Newport County
  • Luton Town v Southend United
  • Oxford United v Tottenham Under-21
  • Swansea City Under-21 v Bristol Rovers

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