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.



28 thoughts on “Millwall to know JPT first round opponents on Saturday

  • August 3, 2015 at 12:50

    Cant wait

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    • August 3, 2015 at 13:44

      Billy ball bag cup@Barnlion:Bill ball bag cup

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    • August 3, 2015 at 15:09

      Those saying get out as soon as possible aren't looking at the bigger picture.

      Not only will a Wembley appearance, regardless of how important the JPT is, generate a much needed "feel good" factor around the club, the prize money, although slim pickings compared to the other competitions we will enter this season, combined with half of a 65-80,000 gate at Wembley (and the competition final does attract such crowds now) and TV money for Area and National final will be around £500k -£600K.

      That is the sort of money, if used wisely, that could buy us a decent player at this level.

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  • August 3, 2015 at 12:58

    Should be a cup we could actually win

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