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Vanishing Spray set to appear in Johnstone’s Paint Trophy

30 July 2014

JPT pioneering vanishing spray after World Cup success

The Football League is to trial the use of Vanishing Spray, as used by match officials at the recent World Cup in Brazil, in this season’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

The spray will appear – and disappear – when the first round gets underway at the start of the 2014/15 campaign.

Football League Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “Having seen it used in the recent World Cup, the introduction of Vanishing Spray into the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy will give us the opportunity to observe its use in domestic football so that we can better understand its effect on the flow of the game.  It will also give us the ability to gauge the opinions of players, managers, referees and fans.”

The League will not be using Vanishing Spray in any matches played in the Sky Bet Football League or Capital One Cup during 2014/15, but will consider its introduction at the end of the current campaign.

Meanwhile, Exeter City have been awarded a bye to the second round of the competition, it was announced today.

Click here for the details of the structure of the first-round draw.

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