The Football League have announced details of the groups which Port Vale have been placed in for the Football League Trophy and Football League Cup competitions.
Football League Trophy
In the Football League Trophy (Papa Johns Trophy) the Valiants have been placed into Northern Group C with fellow League One side, Shrewsbury Town and League Two newcomers, Stockport County. There will be a further draw on Thursday 23 June at 11:30 when one of the controversial “B” sides will join the group. The invited B sides are Arsenal U21, Aston Villa U21, Brighton & Hove Albion U21, Chelsea U21, Crystal Palace U21, Southampton U21, Tottenham Hotspur U21 and West Ham United U21.
Last season, Port Vale lost in the second round after a penalty shootout against League One side Rotherham United.
Football League Cup
Port Vale have been placed in the Northern section of the draw for the Football League Cup (Carabao Cup). Vale will be ball number 23 and the draw will take place on Sky Sports News at 2:30pm on Thursday 23rd June. The full draw numbers can be found here
Last season, Vale lost in the first round to League One opponents Sunderland.