Unlike last season however, City have been placed in the Southern Section of the draw which could mean possible trips to Portsmouth, Exeter City and Plymouth Arygle.
Last season, the Sky Blues progressed to the Area Final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, where they were defeated by eventful winners Crewe Alexandra.
They also set a competition record for attendance when 31,0514 turned up the The Ricoh Arena for the first leg of the Area Final.
The regional groups for the first round are:
Northern Section – West
Northern Section – East
Southern Section – West
Southern Section – East
Dagenham & Redbridge
Milton Keynes Dons
Byes awarded to:
Preston North End