Millwall to know JPT first round opponents on Saturday

© David Varney
© David Varney

THE draw for the first round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy will take place on Soccer AM next Saturday, August 8.

Clubs are grouped together for rounds one and two based on four regions.

Millwall are among eight teams in the South (East) section with Colchester United, Dagenham and Redbridge, Northampton Town, Cambridge United, Leyton Orient, Luton Town and Peterborough.

Should they progress they will face one of the four sides (Crawley Town, Southend United, Gillingham and Stevenage) who received byes to round two.

Ultimately, the sides that emerge from the area sections (north and south) will face each other in the final at Wembley on April 13.

The Lions last reached the Football League Trophy decider in 1999 where they lost 1-0 to Wigan Athletic in front of more than 55,000 fans at Wembley.

The first round will commence the week of August 31.