September 21 2014 Latest news:
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Full details of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy first round draw have been revealed.
Leyton Orient will face one of seven other sides in the first round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
The O’s reached the southern area quarter-final stage last season, defeating Gillingham and Coventry City, before losing to Stevenage in November.
This time round they could face fellow League One sides Crawley Town, Gillingham or Peterborough United, but could also come up against League Two’s AFC Wimbledon, Cambridge United, Southend United or Stevenage.
Russell Slade’s side will learn their round one fate on Saturday, August 16.
There will also be a first this season with the competition trialling the use of the vanishing spray which was used at the World Cup in Brazil.
The full list of byes and sections are as follows:
Northern Section West: Accrington Stanley, Carlisle United, Crewe Alexandra, Fleetwood Town, Morecambe, Preston North End, Rochdale, Shrewsbury Town
Northern Section East : Barnsley, Bradford City, Chesterfield, Mansfield Town, Notts County, Oldham Athletic, Scunthorpe United, York City
Southern Section West : Cheltenham Town, Coventry City, Newport County, Oxford United, Portsmouth, Swindon Town, Wycombe Wanderers, Yeovil Town
Southern Section East : AFC Wimbledon, Cambridge United, Crawley Town, Gillingham, Leyton Orient, Peterborough United, Southend United, Stevenage
Northern Section byes : Bury, Port Vale, Tranmere Rovers, Walsall, Burton Albion, Doncaster Rovers, Hartlepool United, Sheffield United
Southern Section byes : Bristol City, Exeter City, Northampton Town, Plymouth Argyle, Colchester United, Dagenham & Redbridge, Luton Town, Milton Keynes Dons