Grecians get Johnstone’s Paint Trophy bye

City receive passage to second round

Without even having kicked a ball, the Grecians have already secured a place in the second round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Exeter City are one of eight teams in the Southern section of the draw to get a pass to the following round, alongside Bristol City, Northampton Town, Plymouth Argyle, Colchester United, Dagenham & Redbridge, Luton Town and MK Dons.

32 clubs will enter the competition in the first round, and they are split into four regional groups at this stage.

The draw for the first round will take place on Saturday 16th August.

The regional groupings for the first round are as follows:

Northern Section – West
Accrington Stanley
Carlisle United
Crewe Alexandra
Fleetwood Town
Preston North End
Shrewsbury Town

Northern Section – East
Bradford City
Mansfield Town
Notts County
Oldham Athletic
Scunthorpe United
York City

Southern Section – West
Cheltenham Town
Coventry City
Newport County
Oxford United
Swindon Town
Wycombe Wanderers
Yeovil Town

Southern Section – East
AFC Wimbledon
Cambridge United
Crawley Town
Leyton Orient
Peterborough United
Southend United

Northern Section – byes
Port Vale
Tranmere Rovers
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