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Wolves face Walsall, Crewe at home

Wolves were drawn against Midlands rivals Walsall and holders Crewe take on Accrington in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Last Updated: 17/08/13 at 15:13

Steve Davis: Claimed the trophy in 2013

Steve Davis: Claimed the trophy in 2013

A number of interesting ties lie in wait, with Kenny Jackett's League One newcomers set to entertain Walsall in the pick of the Northern Section ties, while League Two Scunthorpe United welcome Sheffield United to Glanford Park.

Reigning JPT champions Crewe Alexandra take on League Two Accrington Stanley at Alexandra Stadium.

In the Southern Section, local rivals Bristol City and Bristol Rovers lock horns at Ashton Gate, while Portsmouth travel to Torquay United.

Elsewhere, Gillingham welcome Leyton Orient to Priestfield Stadium and Cheltenham Town play host to Plymouth Argyle.

Northern Section

Shrewsbury Town v Oldham Athletic

Crewe Alexandra v Accrington Stanley

Tranmere Rovers v Fleetwood Town

Port Vale v Bury

Notts County v Burton Albion

Scunthorpe United v Sheffield United

Hartlepool United v Bradford City

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Walsall

Byes: Carlisle United, Morecambe, Preston North End, Rochdale, Chesterfield, Mansfield Town, Rotherham United, York City

Southern Section

Milton Keynes Dons v Northampton Town

Dagenham and Redbridge v Colchester United

Gillingham v Leyton Orient

Brentford v AFC Wimbledon

Torquay United v Portsmouth

Bristol City v Bristol Rovers

Exeter City v Wycombe Wanderers

Cheltenham Town v Plymouth Argyle

Byes: Crawley Town, Newport County, Oxford United, Swindon Town, Coventry City, Peterborough United, Southend United, Stevenage

Ties to be played week commencing September 2.

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