Sunderland AFC will kick off their 2019-20 Leasing.com Trophy campaign next month.
The Lads’ Group A fixtures will begin on Tuesday 8 October, as Grimsby Town travel to the north east for a Stadium of Light showdown.
One month later, the Black Cats will once again be playing under the Wearside lights, as Leicester City Under-21s head to the SoL on Tuesday 5 November.
SAFC’s third and final group stage encounter will take place on the road, as Jack Ross’ side travel to Scunthorpe United’s Glanford Park on Tuesday 12 November.
All three games will kick off at 7.45pm.
Further details, including ticketing information, will be released in due course.