Chesterfield test for Doncaster Rovers

Johnstone's Paint Trophy logo
Johnstone's Paint Trophy logo

ROVERS will host holders Chesterfield in their first Johnstone’s Paint Trophy match in five years.

After being handed a bye in the first round, Rovers will welcome the Spireites in a battle for former trophy winners at the Keepmoat.

The game will also see acquaintances renewed with ex-Rovers defender Sam Hird, now skipper of the League Two side.

Chesterfield saw off Oldham Athletic 2-1 in the first round.

The Spireites are currently without a manager following the sacking of John Sheridan after a winless start to the season.

The tie will be played during the week commencing October 8.

Draw in full: Northern Section: Shrewsbury Town v Crewe Alexandra; Rochdale v Bury; Morecambe v Preston North End; Walsall v Port Vale; Doncaster Rovers v Chesterfield; York City v Coventry City; Notts County v Sheffield United; Hartlepool United v Bradford City.

Southern Section: Portsmouth v Wycombe Wanderers; Cheltenham Town v Oxford United; Torquay United v Yeovil Town; Plymouth Argyle v Aldershot Town; Northampton Town v Colchester United; Leyton Orient v Barnet; Brentford v Crawley Town; Southend United v Dagenham and Redbridge.