Carlisle United have been drawn to face Blackpool and Morecambe in next season's EFL Trophy.

Those are the two fellow lower-league clubs to go into United's group in the 2019/20 version of the controversial competition.

The Blues must wait until Friday to find out which under-21 team will also join them in northern group G.

The clash with Blackpool will see a reunion with former United midfielder Jamie Devitt, who left Brunton Park to join the Tangerines this summer.

As United played Morecambe at home last season in the competition, it is likely they will face the Shrimps away this time.

That means Blackpool and Devitt are likely to face Carlisle at Brunton Park.

The Morecambe ranks also include former United men in John O'Sullivan and Cole Stockton.

One of the following Premier League clubs' under-21s will join United's group in Friday's 12.30pm draw: Aston Villa, Everton, Leiester, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle, Wolves.

The competition remains dogged by controversy over the involvement of so-called 'B Teams', which has led to supporter boycotts and record low crowds.

The trophy is still without a sponsor after the end of Checkatrade's three-year association with the competition.