West Ham United’s under 21 side will face both Southend United and Colchester United in the EFL Trophy.
The trio are joined by Portsmouth in the Southern Section, Group ‘A’ – fixture details are to be released by the clubs in due course.
Meanwhile, Leyton Orient have been drawn in Group ‘G’ alongside AFC Wimbledon, Charlton Athletic and Brighton & Hove Albion’s under 23 team.
Arsenal’s under 23’s again take part. the Gunners feature in Group ‘B’ with Crawley Town, Gillingham and Ipswich Town.