Stanley’s schedule for the 2017-18 Checkatrade Trophy group stage has been confirmed.

John Coleman’s side were drawn alongside, Middlesbrough U23’s, Blackpool and Wigan Athletic.

The campaign will begin with the visit of Middlesbrough U23’s to The Wham Stadium on Tuesday 19th September, kick-off 7.30pm*.

Then, we will host Gary Bowyer’s Blackpool on Tuesday 3rd October, kick-off 7.30pm before rounding off with a trip to the DW Stadium on Tuesday 7th November to take on Paul Cook’s men, 7.45pm kick-off**.

All ticket information to be announced in due course.

Tuesday 19th September
Accrington Stanley vs Middlesbrough U23’s
The Wham Stadium, kick-off 7.30pm

Tuesday 3rd October
Accrington Stanley vs Blackpool
The Wham Stadium, kick-off 7.30pm

Tuesday 7th November
Wigan Athletic vs Accrington Stanley
DW Stadium, kick-off 7.45pm

*Fixture date subject to change should Stanley progress to the 3rd Round of the Carabao Cup.

**In the event that Accrington Stanley or Wigan Athletic are selected for FA Cup 1st Round TV coverage, this fixture could be pushed back by 24 hours.