Leeds United to participate in EFL Trophy

Leeds United to participate in EFL Trophy

Under-21s to play in tournament.

Following the Leeds United Academy recently achieving Category One status, we can confirm we have accepted an invitation to play in the 2020/21 EFL Trophy.

Category One Academy sides who feature in the tournament can field Under-21 sides against League One and League Two opponents, with the chance to reach Wembley.

The group stage draw for the EFL Trophy will take place on Tuesday 18 August at 1.30pm on TalkSPORT 2.


A full list of Category One invited clubs taking part in the 2020/21 EFL Trophy competition have now been confirmed and are as follows:


Aston Villa

Brighton & Hove Albion



Leeds United

Leicester City


Manchester City

Manchester United

Newcastle United

Norwich City


West Bromwich Albion

West Ham United

Wolverhampton Wanderers


The dates for the 2020/21 EFL Trophy are as follows:


Matchday 1

8/9 September 2020


Matchday 2

6/7 October 2020


Matchday 3

10/11 November 2020


Round of 32

8/9 December 2020


Round of 16

12/13 January 2021



2/3 February 2021



16/17 February 2021



14 March 2021