Leon Britton to make Checkatrade Trophy Round Two Draw

With the Swans U21s facing a make-or-break Checkatrade Trophy Group G game at Charlton Athletic tonight, the EFL has announced who will be doing the draw knock-out stages of the competition.

If the young Swans progress, they will go into the 2nd Round Draw, which is being done by none other than Swans legend Leon Britton, who will be accompanied by Steve Claridge, with David Prutton overseeing proceedings, live from Checkatrade’s Lakeside site in Portsmouth from 1pm.

The draw for Round Two of the Checkatrade Trophy, will be made by the two former winners of the competition, live on TalkSPORT 2 on Friday 16 November and you can also follow the draw via @CheckatradeTrpy on Twitter.

To ensure their spot in the second round and progress to the knockout stage of the competition for the third year running, the Swans need to beat the Addicks at Valley Parade this evening.

For Charlton, a draw would be enough for them to go through with AFC Wimbledon from Group G, so a tough evening lay ahead for Cameron Toshack’s team.

George Byers for Swansea v Charlton
George Byers playing last season against Charlton. (Image Credit: swanseacity.com)

Of course it was Charlton who knocked the Swans U21s out of the competition in the knockout-stages last season, so a victory tonight would go some way to erasing that 3-2 defeat.

With the Group stage being concluded this week, thirty-two clubs will be involved in Round Two of the competition with the draw split into Northern and Southern sections.

The winner of each group will be drawn at home and will play a runner-up of a group from the same region, but not from the same group they competed in from Round One.

To ensure these conditions are met the Northern and Southern draws will be split into two separate draws – Draw A and Draw B.

The draw numbers will be made available on Thursday 15 November, so hopefully Leon will be picking the Swans out of the bag in Friday’s Checkatrade Trophy Round Two Draw!