Forest Green Rovers will face fellow League Two side Walsall and League One outfit Coventry City in the group stages of the EFL Trophy.

Mark Cooper's side are in Group D of the Southern Section of the competition and will also face one of the invited academy sides from the Premier League or Championship.

Rovers will learn which of the invited clubs they will face on Friday, July 12 at 12.30pm live on talkSPORT.

The first group game is set to take place on September 2, but remains subject to change.

The invited clubs Forest Green could face are:


Brighton & Hove Albion



Norwich City


Tottenham Hotspur

West Ham United