Canaries face Posh in reserves league

Norwich City will play local rivals Peterborough United in a revamped reserves league next season. The Canaries will once again play in the East Division of the Pontins Holiday Combination, to which Posh and Conference side Grays Athletic have been added.

Norwich City will play local rivals Peterborough United in a revamped reserves league next season.

The Canaries will once again play in the East Division of the Pontins Holiday Combination, to which Posh and Conference side Grays Athletic have been added.

The division remains one of 10 teams, with Leyton Orient moving into the Central Division and Oxford United pulling out, preferring instead to play friendly matches.

The reserve league came under fire from Canaries boss Peter Grant last season because he did not believe the standard was good enough to help either senior squad players or younger members of staff needing increased competition to try and claim a place in the first team squad.

The Premier League reserve divisions threw out Football League sides last summer, leaving Norwich to compete in a division in which there were only four other Championship clubs represented. With Luton Town and Southend relegated to League One, it leaves City alongside just two other Championship sides - last season's champions Ipswich and Colchester United - three from League One, two from League Two and two from the Conference.

Eastern Division: Colchester United, Grays Athletic, Ipswich Town, Luton Town, Milton Keynes Dons, Northampton Town, Norwich City, Peterborough United, Southend United, Stevenage Borough.