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Hammers to face Hatters in knockout phase

Filed: Wednesday, 29th November 2017
By: Staff Writer

West Ham's Under 23s will face Luton Town in the next stage of the Checkatrade Trophy.

Terry Westley's young charges were beaten 2-0 by League Two Wycombe Wanderers in their final match in Southern Group C, from which they had already qualified.

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And as a result they will face the Bedfordhsire-based side, also in League Two and winners of qualifying Group F, at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday, 5 December.

The full draw for the first knockout phase is as follows:

Portsmouth v Northampton Town
Walsall v Bury
Gillingham v Oxford United
Swansea City v Charlton Athletic
Swindon Town v Forest Green Rovers
Fleetwood Town v TBC
Lincoln City v Accrington Stanley
Luton Town v West Ham United
MK Dons v Chelsea
Port Vale v Shrewsbury Town
Scunthorpe United v Leicester City
TBC v Oldham Athletic
Yeovil Town v AFC Wimbledon
Blackpool v Mansfield Town
Peterborough United v Southend United

All ties are scheduled to take place between Saturday, 2 December and Wedensday, 6 December.

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The Checkatrade Trophy (previously known as the Football League Trophy) has been running for 34 years and this season, consists of 64 teams - all 48 clubs from League One and League Two plus 16 invited Academy (Under 21) squads from the Premeir League and Championship.

West Ham, who were in Southern Group C alongside Bristol Rovers, Swindon Town and Wycombe finished second following last night's defeat, having won both of their opening matches.

Group C: Final Table

1. Swindon Town 3 2-0-1 6 +2
2. West Ham Utd 3 2-0-1 6 +1
3. Bristol Rovers 3 1-0-2 3 0
4. Wycome Wanderers 3 1-0-2 3 -3

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