Time for the paint to dry

Last updated : 25 September 2006 By Dave Moore
The Latics have been given a first round bye in this seasons Johnstone's Paint Trophy (ex-LDV) competeition.

The Northern Section (West) teams up Accrington Stanley v Carlisle, Wrexham v Rochdale, Macclesfield v Stockport, Bury v Tranmere while the Northern Section (East) has the clashes of Hartlepool v Rotherham, Huddersfield v Doncaster, Bradford v Scunthorpe and Lincoln v Grimsby.

Other northern clubs to receive a bye are Blackpool, Chester City, Chesterfield, Crewe Alexandra, Darlington, Mansfield Town and Port Vale.