Sunderland have been drawn with Grimsby Town and Scunthorpe United in the first round of the EFL Trophy.

The Black Cats have been placed in Group A of the competition – formerly the Checkatrade Trophy – having reached the final at Wembley last season.

Jack Ross’ side will discover the identity of their final group opponent on Friday, with the 16 invited Under-21 teams set to be drawn into their respective groups.

The first round of EFL Trophy matches are scheduled to take place in the week beginning September 2.