Rovers U18s have been placed in group three for the 2023/24 season’s instalment of the EFL Youth Alliance Cup.
Frank Sinclair’s side face three opponents from the Youth Alliance North West in this year’s competition, as well as one of their own league counterparts.
The youth team begin their quest for cup glory when they welcome last year’s north west champions Blackpool to the Hoober Homes Elite Performance Centre on Saturday, August 19.
Matchday two of the campaign sees Rovers travel to Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town on Saturday, September 9.
The furthest of the youth team’s journeys though comes on Tuesday, November 14 as they visit fellow Sky Bet League Two academy side, Morecambe.
Sinclair’s side’s final group stage opponents though will have to travel even further as Carlisle United make the long trip to Cantley Park to see out round one.
Each group winner in the northern section of the competition will advance to the area quarter-finals, alongside the three best second placed finishers.
All fixtures are subject to change.