Town set to face Colchester and Gillingham
The 48 competing EFL clubs have been named in pre-determined groups for the Papa John's Trophy ahead of Thursday's round one draw.
Town have been placed in Southern Group A alongside Colchester United and Gillingham.
They will be joined by one of eight Invited U21 sides following the draw, which is set to take place on Thursday afternoon live on Sky Sports at 4.30pm.
All EFL Clubs will play two of their three matches at home in the group stages.
Full fixture details will be announced in due course.
Southern section Invited clubs
- Arsenal U21
- Aston Villa U21
- Brighton & Hove Albion U21
- Chelsea U21
- Crystal Palace U21
- Southampton U21
- Tottenham Hotspur U21
- West Ham United U21