Norwich City miss out on Trophy bye

Norwich City will go into the Johnstone's Paint Trophy draw for the first time on August 15. Bryan Gunn's men missed out on a bye yesterday when 16 clubs were awarded places in the second round - a process decided by an internal draw at Football League HQ - leaving the rest to fight it out during the first week in September.

Norwich City will go into the Johnstone's Paint Trophy draw for the first time on August 15.

Bryan Gunn's men missed out on a bye when 16 clubs were awarded places in the second round - a process decided by an internal draw at Football League HQ - leaving the rest to fight it out during the first week in September.

City are in the Southern Section East, along with Barnet, Brentford, Colchester, Dagenham & Redbridge, Gillingham, Millwall and MK Dons.

Johnstone's Paint Trophy brand manager Tom Newton said: "The Johnstone's Paint Trophy is looking forward to Norwich City's participation in the competition in the forthcoming weeks. As a huge club with a massive fan base, we are excited about seeing the team in action and would like to wish them all the best."


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The first round draw will take place on Sky's Sports 1's Soccer AM programme on Saturday, August 15, and will be split into four sections:

Northern Section West: Accrington, Bury, Carlisle, Crewe, Morecambe, Oldham, Stockport and Walsall. Northern Section East: Bradford, Burton Albion, Chesterfield, Darlington, Huddersfield, Lincoln, Rochdale, Rotherham. Southern Section, West: Bournemouth, Bristol Rovers, Cheltenham, Hereford, Northampton, Torquay, Wycombe, Yeovil. Southern Section East: Barnet, Brentford, Colchester, Dagenham & Redbridge, Gillingham, Millwall, MK Dons, Norwich.

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Ties to be played in the week beginning August 31.

The clubs awarded byes are:

Northern Section: Grimsby, Hartlepool, Leeds, Macclesfield, Notts County, Port Vale, Shrewsbury and Tranmere.

Southern Section: Aldershot, Brighton, Charlton, Exeter, Leyton Orient, Southampton, Southend and Swindon.

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