Reading's 5-2 win over Arsenal on Tuesday secured top spot in the EFL Trophy group, with a 100 per cent record.

Beating Exeter City 9-0 and Swindon Town 5-0, nobody has scored more than the Royals' 19 in the history of the current format of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy.

Guaranteeing a home tie, the competition is regionalised until the semi-final stage meaning Ruben Selles' men can only face runners-up in the southern section.

The remaining youth sides must play away from home regardless of topping their group or finishing as runners-up.

Take a look below at the southern teams Reading could face:

  • Brighton and Hove Albion Under-21
  • Charlton Athletic or Sutton United
  • Wycombe Wanderers or AFC Wimbledon
  • Peterborough United or Tottenham Hotspur Under-21s or Colchester United
  • Fulham Under-21
  • MK Dons
  • Bristol Rovers

The date for the knockout phase draw is not yet confirmed as some ties are still yet to be played. 

The knockout stages are expected to begin next month.