Colchester United U23s will face Charlton, Reading and Swansea in the group stages of this year's Premier League Cup tournament.
The cup competition will add in six further games to the U23s schedule, including three at home.
The proposed dates for the Group A home games, which are subject to exact confirmation are as follows:-
7th to 10th November: Colchester United v Charlton Athletic
29th November to 2nd December: Swansea v Colchester United
17th to 20th January: Colchester United v Reading
7th to 10th February: Charlton Athletic v Colchester United
21st to 25th February: Colchester United v Swansea City