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Walsall to face MK Dons and Cheltenham in Papa John's Trophy

Walsall will take on League One side's Cheltenham Town and MK Dons in the group stages of the Papa John's Trophy.

Forest Green Rovers' Jack Evans (left) and Walsall's Otis Khan battle for the ball during the Papa John's Trophy Southern Group D match at Banks's Stadium, Walsall. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2021. PA Photo. See PA Story SOCCER Walsall. Photo credit should read: Jacob King/PA Wire..RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications..
Forest Green Rovers' Jack Evans (left) and Walsall's Otis Khan battle for the ball during the Papa John's Trophy Southern Group D match at Banks's Stadium, Walsall. Picture date: Wednesday November 10, 2021. PA Photo. See PA Story SOCCER Walsall. Photo credit should read: Jacob King/PA Wire..RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications..

The draw was made on Monday and saw the Saddlers placed into the Southern Section Group C, alongside the sides from a higher division.

And the group will be completed on Thursday - when one of eight Premier League under 21s will be drawn.

The eight under 21 sides include Arsenal, Aston Villa, Brighton, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Southampton, Tottenham and West Ham.

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