Port Vale have been drawn with local rivals Crewe Alexandra in Group D of the 2017/18 Checkatrade Trophy.
Oldham Athletic plus a Northern Category One Club will make up the group, with each side playing each other once either home or away.
The sixteen groups for the 2017/18 Checkatrade Trophy have been revealed for all 48 League One and League Two Clubs.
The Groups, which are split into Northern and Southern sections, each currently contain three EFL Clubs with a fourth to be added on Wednesday 12 July when the 16 B teams are drawn.
The Group stage fixtures will also be confirmed next Wednesday, with the B teams to play all Group games away from home.