SWINDON Town will face West Ham United U21s in the group stages of next season’s Checkatrade Trophy competition following this afternoon’s draw.

The Hammers will join David Flitcroft’s side and Town’s local rivals Bristol Rovers and Wycombe Wanderers in the southern section group C.

West Ham, who are famed for their academy and are managed by Terry Westley, were one of 10 Premier League teams to accept an invitation to play in the competition last year, where they came third in a group that included eventual winners Coventry City, Northampton Town and Wycombe again.

The full schedule for the fixtures are as follows:

MATCH DAY ONE (w/c August 28):

Wycombe Wanderers v Bristol Rovers

Swindon Town v West Ham United

MATCH DAY TWO (w/c October 2):

Swindon Town v Wycombe Wanderers

Bristol Rovers v West Ham United

MATCH DAY THREE (w/c November 6):

Bristol Rovers v Swindon Town

Wycombe Wanderers v West Ham United