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City awarded bye for JPT first round

4 July 2013

The Sky Blues will play in the Southern Section of the Johnstone Paint Trophy....

Coventry City have been awarded a bye for the first round of the 2013/14 Johnstone Paint Trophy.

Unlike last season, City have been placed in the Southern Section of the draw which could mean possible trips to Portsmouth, Exeter City and Plymouth Arygle.

The Sky Blues progressed to the Area Final of the Johnstone Paint Trophy last season, where they were defeated by eventful winners Crewe Alexandra. 

The regional groups for the first round are:

Northern Section - West

Accrington Stanley
Bury
Crewe Alexandra
Fleetwood Town
Oldham Athletic
Port Vale
Shrewsbury Town
Tranmere Rovers

Northern Section - East

Bradford City
Burton Albion
Hartlepool United
Notts County
Scunthorpe United
Sheffield United
Walsall
Wolverhampton Wanderers

Southern Section - West

Bristol City
Bristol Rovers
Cheltenham Town
Exeter City
Plymouth Argyle
Portsmouth
Torquay United
Wycombe Wanderers

Southern Section - East

AFC Wimbledon
Brentford
Colchester United
Dagenham & Redbridge
Gillingham
Leyton Orient
Milton Keynes Dons
Northampton Town

Byes awarded to:

Northern Section

Carlisle United
Morecambe
Preston North End
Rochdale
Chesterfield
Mansfield Town
Rotherham United

Southern Section

Crawley Town
Newport County
Oxford United
Swindon Town
COVENTRY CITY
Peterborough United
Southend United
Stevenage

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