The 2018/19 Checkatrade Trophy group stages have been confirmed at a draw in London this afternoon.

Stanley are in Group C of the Northern Section of the competition, and will face Blackpool, Macclesfield Town and West Bromwich Albion U21s.

The Reds will host the Silkmen and the Baggies at the Wham Stadium, while the game against Blackpool will take place at Bloomfield Road.

Dates, kick-off times and ticket information for each fixture will be released as soon as possible.