Date: 3rd August 2009 at 1:23pm
Written by:

Tranmere Rovers are safely through to the second round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy after receiving a bye from the Football League.

Other teams awarded byes in the Northern Section are Grimsby Town, Hartlepool United, Leeds United, Macclesfield Town, Notts County, Port Vale and Shrewsbury Town.

Last season Rovers were defeated by eventual runners up Scunthorpe United in the Northern Section semi-final, losing 2-1 at Glanford Park.