Gills handed an away tie against Colchester in the second round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy

Gillingham have been drawn away against Colchester United in the second round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Peter Taylor’s side defeated Stevenage 1-0 in the first round last Tuesday evening at the Lamex Stadium, and they will now progress to take on fellow League One side Colchester who recently parted company with Manager Joe Dunne.

The fixture will take place the week commencing October 6 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, with a confirmed date to follow in due course along with ticket information.

JPT Second Round Draw:

Northern Section
Oldham Athletic v Barnsley
Scunthorpe United v Notts County
Hartlepool United v Sheffield United
Burton Albion v Doncaster Rovers
Preston North End v Port Vale
Bury v Morecambe
Tranmere Rovers v Carlisle United
Rochdale v Walsall

Southern Section
Luton Town v Crawley Town
Dagenham & Redbridge v Leyton Orient
Colchester United v Gillingham
Milton Keynes Dons v AFC Wimbledon
Plymouth Argyle v Newport County or Swindon Town
Cheltenham Town v Bristol City
Portsmouth v Northampton Town
Coventry City v Exeter City