Dates and times for EFL Trophy games confirmed
The dates and times for West Ham United U21s EFL Trophy games have been confirmed. The Hammers will face Newport County, Cheltenham Town and Exeter City having been drawn in Group E last month.
All three of the fixtures will take place away from home and are as follows;
Newport County AFC vs West Ham United U21 - Wednesday 4 September 7.45pm at Rodney Parade
Cheltenham Town vs West Ham United U21 – Tuesday 8 October 7.45pm at Whaddon Road
Exeter City vs West Ham United U21 – Wednesday 13 November 7.45pm at St James’ Park
The League 2 opposition will be a tough test for Dmitri Halajko’s side who will also compete in Premier League 2 Division 2 and the Premier League International Cup next season.
Last season West Ham United U21s travelled to the South West in the EFL Trophy and faced Bristol Rovers, Yeovil Town and Exeter City, but the young Hammers were unable to advance from their group.
Ticket information for the three away fixtures will be announced in the coming weeks.
The U23s star their PL2 campaign this Friday at home against Fulham. The match is taking place at The Chigwell Construction Stadium in Dagenham and will kick-off at 7pm.