Southampton have been drawn against Charlton Athletic, Colchester United and Crawley Town in the group stage of the EFL Trophy.
Saints were one of the 16 Category 1 Academies who opted to compete in the competition, with the draw taking place for the group stages on Wednesday morning.
Saints will now come up against League 1 side Charlton Athletic, along with Colchester United and Crawley Town, who will both compete in League 2 this season.
Martin Hunter’s side will play one home game in the group stage, which will take place at St Mary’s, with the other two matches taking place away from home.
Matchday 1: Charlton Athletic vs Southampton – w/c 29th August 2016
Matchday 2: Colchester United vs Southampton - w/c 3rd October 2016
Matchday 3: Southampton vs Crawley Town - w/c 7th November 2016
Further details will be confirmed in due course.
For more information on how the tournament is structured, please click here.