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30 July 2014

Pompey discover potential first round opponents

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.

“It will also give us the ability to gauge the opinions of players, managers, referees and fans.”

Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey, said: “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.

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. Coventry City
Cheltenham Town
Southern Section – West

The Blues are in the south west section of the draw and will play one of Cheltenham, Coventry, Newport, Oxford, Swindon, Wycombe and Yeovil in the opening stage.

Pompey will be in the draw as they are not one of the eight southern sides to receive a bye through to the second round.

Meanwhile, the draw for round one of this season’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy will take place on Saturday, August 16.

Yeovil Town
Wycombe Wanderers
Swindon Town
Oxford United
Newport County Peterborough United
Leyton Orient
Crawley Town
Cambridge United
AFC Wimbledon
Southern Section – East

York City
Scunthorpe United
Oldham Athletic
Notts County
Mansfield Town
Bradford City
Northern Section – East

Shrewsbury Town
Preston North End
Fleetwood Town
Crewe Alexandra
Carlisle United
Accrington Stanley
Northern Section – West

Southend United

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