As announced on Dale’s official Twitter account yesterday evening, we have not received a bye in the first round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
Rochdale will face either Accrington Stanley, Carlisle United, Crewe Alexandra, Fleetwood Town, Morecambe, Preston North End or Shrewsbury. The draw is set to take place on August 16th.
Meanwhile, 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 JPT competition.
Football League Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “Having seen it used in the recent World Cup, 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. It will also give us the ability to gauge the opinions of players, managers, referees and fans.”
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.
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