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No JPT bye for City

4 July 2013

The Bantams will be in the hat for the first round of this season's Johnstone's Paint Trophy after missing out on one of the competition's byes into the second round.

To ensure numbers are correct for round two, a number of Football League clubs each season receive a bye straight into the second round even before the competition begins for the new season.

Having received a bye in the first round of the trophy last season, City have not been chosen for a bye this time around and will therefore begin this year's competition from the very first stage.

Competition rules state that clubs cannot receive a bye in the trophy two seasons on the trot.

The draw for this season's first round will take place on Saturday 17 August 2013 during Sky Sports' football-related Saturday morning show Soccer AM.

Ties in the first round itself are scheduled to take place the week commencing 2 September.

Supporters can see further details about this season's Johnstone's Paint Trophy first round draw and byes by clicking the link below:

Johnstone's Paint Trophy Round 1 draw details

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