Saddlers to play Leicester City, Sheffield United and Grimsby Town in Group H...THE Saddlers will face Leicester City, Sheffield United and Grimsby Town in Group H of the 2016/17 EFL Trophy.
The tournament, in its new format, will see 16 groups of 4 (48 League One and Two sides, 16 Category One Academies) in which the teams will play each other once with the top two teams from each group moving on to a knockout stage.
Clubs will be awarded 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. In the event of a drawn game (after 90 minutes), a penalty shootout will be held with the winning team earning an additional point.
If scores are level after 90 minutes in Rounds 2, 3 and 4, the game will be determined by the taking of penalties. The EFL will confirm arrangements for the Semi-Finals and Final in due course.
Walsall vs Grimsby, w/c 29th August 2016
Sheffield United vs Walsall, w/c 3rd October 2016
Leicester City v Walsall, w/c 7th November 2016
Ticket information for each respective fixture will be announced in due course.