Posh will host Norwich City Academy in new EFL Trophy format.

Peterborough United have been drawn to face Norwich City Academy, Milton Keynes Dons and Barnet in the group stage of the EFL Trophy after the reshaping of the competition was confirmed on Wednesday.

Grant McCann's men will host the Canaries at the ABAX Stadium on match day one which falls in the week commencing 29th August.

Posh will host Karl Robinson's MK Dons in the week commencing 3rd October before travelling to Barnet in the week commencing 7th November. All dates and kick-off times will be confirmed in due course.

The top two from each group will qualify for the next stage of the competition.

If the scores are level at the end of the group Match then each Club is awarded one point. In addition the Match will be followed immediately by the taking of kicks form the penalty mark and the Club that wins the penalty shootout will be awarded an additional one point.

Posh boss Grant McCann commented: "I think the teams that we have in our group will provide good tests for us and they are all local to us. 

"MK Dons at home is always a game that the supporters look forward to, so hopefully there will be a decent crowd for that one and it is good that is our fixture on match day two of the competition as we didn't want to face them twice in as many days with the league fixture in August," McCann said.