Newcastle and Sunderland discover their opponents in Checkatrade Trophy draw
The draw for the Checkatrade Trophy has taken place on Friday afternoon.
Both Newcastle and Sunderland were in the draw and have discovered who they will face next.
The Newcastle United Under 21s did really well to finish top of their group, beating the first teams from League One Doncaster and League Two clubs Notts County and Grimsby Town.
Their reward is a home game against Macclesfield who are rock bottom of League Two.
The NUFC Under 21s will play their last 32 tie in week beginning Monday 3 December.
Sunderland’s first teams are playing in this competition and they won their group when defeating Morecambe with a late goal in midweek.
As a group winner, Sunderland have also been drawn at home and they face the runners-up from Newcastle’s group, Notts County, who are currently third bottom of League Two.
Fans of the two north east clubs await with interest to see if they can both progress and give the possibility of a derby of sorts in the last 16.
Northern half of the draw:
Newcastle U21s vs Macclesfield
Sunderland vs Notts Co
Barnsley vs Man City U21
Port Vale vs Stoke U21
Mansfield vs Bury
Accrington vs Lincoln
Rochdale vs Oldham
Shrewsbury vs Walsall
Southern half of the draw:
Chelsea U21 vs AFC Wimbledon
Portsmouth vs Arsenal U21
Cambridge vs Northampton
Exeter City vs Peterborough
Cheltenham vs Newport Co
Luton vs Southend
Oxford vs Tottenham U21
Swansea vs Bristol Rovers
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