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Blues draw Colchester and Gillingham in Checkatrade Trophy Group Stage

7 July 2017

Checkatrade Trophy Group stage draw...

Southend United have been drawn in Group B in the Southern Section of the Checkatrade Trophy alongside local rivals Colchester United and Gillingham.

Blues will find out where and when the fixtures will be played next Wednesday 12th 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 team Blues can draw from the eight invited teams in the Southern Section are:

  • Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Chelsea
  • Fulham
  • Reading
  • Southampton
  • Swansea City
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • West Ham United

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