STOKE CITY U23s will come up against Birmingham City, Reading and Sheffield United in this year’s newly formed Premier League Cup.
Glyn Hodges’ side will kick-off Group H with a home tie against Sheffield United in the first round of group matches at the end of September/start of October.
The Potters are one of 32 teams that make up the competition, which is split into eight groups of four, with each side playing each other twice before the round of 16 commences in March.
All fixtures will be played at each club’s main stadium or a Premier League approved alternative venue.
A provisional list for fixture dates has been released, although confirmed times will be announced on stokecityfc.com in due course.
PREMIER LEAGUE CUP – PROVISIONAL MATCH DATES
Game 1 – STOKE CITY v Sheffield United – 30th September to 2nd October 2016
Game 2 – Birmingham City v STOKE CITY – 3rd to 6th November 2016
Game 3 – Reading v STOKE CITY – 2nd to 5th December 2016
Game 4 – Sheffield United v STOKE CITY – 20th to 23rd January 2017
Game 5 – STOKE CITY v Birmingham City – 10th to 13th February 2017
Game 6 – STOKE CITY v Reading – 24th to 28th February 2017
ROUND OF 16
17th to 19th March 2017
31st March to 3rd April 2017
28th April to 1st May 2017
12th to 15th May 2017