Coventry City will host League Two side Exeter City in the Second Round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
The draw was made live on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM this morning, and City’s reward for overcoming Wycombe Wanderers this week is a home tie with The Grecians, who were awarded a bye into the Second Round.
City could have made a quick return to Sixfields as Northampton Town were also in the Southern Section, West, however they will travel to Portsmouth.
In four previous Johnstone’s Paint Trophy games to be held at The Ricoh Arena, Coventry have drawn two games (but went on to defeat both Burton Albion (0-0) & Sheffield United (1-1) on penalties), defeated Preston North End (3-2) and lost to Crewe Alexandra in the Northern Section Final (0-3).
Last season City were awarded a bye to the second round where they were defeated by Leyton Orient, whilst Exeter lost 0-2 at home to Wycombe in the First Round.
All second-round ties are scheduled to be played week commencing 6th October 2014.
EDIT: Coventry City Football Club have now confirmed the game will take place on Tuesday, October 7th with kick off at 19:45.
The full draw is as follows:
Northern Section – West
Preston North End v Port Vale
Bury v Morecambe
Tranmere Rovers v Carlisle United
Rochdale v Walsall
Northern Section – East
Oldham Athletic v Barnsley
Scunthorpe United v Notts County
Hartlepool United v Sheffield United
Burton Albion v Doncaster Rovers
Southern Section – West
Plymouth Argyle v Newport County AFC or Swindon Town
Cheltenham Town v Bristol City
Portsmouth v Northampton Town
Coventry City v Exeter City
Southern Section – East
Luton Town v Crawley
Dagenham & Redbridge v Leyton Orient
Colchester United v Gillingham
MK Dons v AFC Wimbledon