Southampton Under-23s have been pitted against Newcastle United, Leeds United and either Newport County or Notts County in the group stages of the Premier League Cup.
Radhi Jaïdi’s side were drawn in Group H of the competition today, with a series of long trips awaiting them.
The Premier League Cup features eight groups consisting of four clubs each, with sides playing each other home and away in six round-robin games.
The winner of each group, plus the runners-up, will advance to the knockout stages, beginning with the round of 16. All knockout ties will be one-legged.
The exact date of Saints’ group fixtures will be confirmed in due course.