Wolves’ 2022/23 Papa John’s Trophy opponents revealed

Wolves have been drawn against Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town and Stockport County as the under-21s return to Papa John’s Trophy action for the upcoming season.

James Collins’ side will be hoping to make it into the knockout stages of the EFL competition having been invited as one of 16 Academy teams to join the 48 clubs in League One and League Two who will make up the opposition this year.

Wolves were ball number eight in the northern section of the draw and were placed in Group C during Thursday morning’s draw.

The under-21s will travel away to all three teams during the course of the 2022/23 season, with the first round of matches due to take place on the week commencing 29th August.

All four teams in the group will play each other once in the first round of the tournament, with the top two teams from each group making it into round two.

Last season, Wolves also faced Shrewsbury as they fell out of the competition in the group stages following successive defeats to Salop and Crewe Alexandra – despite the under-21s earning an impressive penalty shootout win bonus point at Wigan Athletic.

Fixture dates and times of the 2022/23 Papa John’s Trophy will be confirmed in due course.