TRANMERE Rovers will be in Group A of the Northern Section of the 2024/25 Bristol Street Motors Trophy along with Accrington Stanley and Stockport County.

The three sides will be joined by one Premier League under-21 side which will be drawn live on Sky Sports News on Thursday, June 27 from 2.30pm.

This season’s under-21 sides hail from Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and last season’s quarter-finalists, Brighton & Hove Albion.

All 64 teams will enter from Round One and will be split into 16 regional groups of four teams, eight in the Northern region and eight in the Southern region. The 16 invited under-21 teams will be placed into their respective Northern and Southern regional Groups, with the 48 EFL Clubs placed into pre-determined Groups prior to the draw. 

Consideration has been given to ensure travel time is minimised and recovery time is maximised for players.

Bristol Street Motors Trophy Group Stage matches will commence in early September.

The two top from each group progress to the knockout stages, with Bristol Street Motors Trophy fixtures remaining regionalised until the Quarter-Final stage.

Until to the Semi-Finals, no extra time shall be played. The winners shall be determined by penalty kicks.

Extra time will apply only in the Final if the result is level after 90 minutes’ duration. A period of 30 minutes will be played. If still equal the winner is then decided by penalties.