BRISTOL Rovers will face a trip to Northampton Town in the third round of the Checkatrade Trophy.
Northampton are managed by Bristol-born Keith Curle, who played for Rovers, Bristol City and Torquay United during his career, which also saw him earn England honours. He also is a former Torquay manager.
The draw was made on Sky Sports by pundits Alan McInally and Matt Le Tissier.
Round three has been regionalised and fixtures will take place the week commencing January 7.
Rochdale or Oldham v Manchester City U21
Sunderland v Newcastle U21
Accrington v Bury
Port Vale v Shrewsbury
Southend v Portsmouth
Chelsea U21 v Peterborough
Northampton v Bristol Rovers
Cheltenham v Oxford or Tottenham U21