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24 June 2015

Latics set to find out First Round opponents on Saturday 16th August 2015.

  • Provisional draw date set for fixture which will take place on the week commencing Monday 31st August.
  • The draw will take place live on Sky Sports show Soccer AM.
  • Latics entering the tournament for the first time since 2002.
Winners of the Football League Trophy in 1985 and 1999, Wigan Athletic will enter the currently named Johnstone’s Paint Trophy for the first time in 13 years this campaign.

The First Round is set to take place on the week commencing Monday 31st August and fans will be able to find out who their side will face live on Sky Sports’ football show Soccer AM on the morning of Saturday 15th August.

The competition is split into a Northern Area and Southern Area and thus Latics will face a northern club from either Sky Bet League One or Sky Bet League Two in the First Round.

Below you can watch Latics win the trophy against Brentford in 1985 and Millwall in 1999.

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