Checkatrade Trophy is a 7:00pm kick off on Tuesday evening
Bury play Morecambe at Gigg Lane at 7pm on Tuesday evening in the first game of this seasons EFL Trophy, or to be more precise – the Checkatrade Trophy.
There is a change in format for the competition this season, as follows:-
16 groups of 4 teams organised on a regionalised basis.
Groups to include one invited club and at least one club from each of Leagues One & Two.
Clubs to play each other once, either home or away. Invited clubs will play one home game at the club’s first team stadium. Clubs will be awarded 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. In the event of a drawn game (after 90 minutes), a penalty shootout will be held with the winning team earning an additional point.
The top two teams will progress to the Knockout Stage.
Round 2 (32 teams) will remain regionalised with each group winner being drawn at home to a second placed team from a different qualifying group.
Round 3 (16 teams) and Round 4 (8 teams) will be ‘free’ draws.
Semi-finals (4 teams) will be a 'free’ draw and will consist of single ties played at the stadium of the club drawn first in each tie.
If scores are level after 90 minutes in Rounds 2, 3 and 4, the game will be determined by the taking of penalties. The EFL will confirm arrangements for the Semi-Finals and Final in due course following further consultation.
The Bury v Morecambe game is the only home game of the group stage for the Shakers. Both games at Bradford and Stoke City will be away from home.
Tuesday night’s Morecambe game kicks off at 7pm with the following admission prices in affect
Under 18: £1
For this game, the MAIN STAND only will be used with away supporters using the Family Stand section