TOWN face a trip to Northampton in the first round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
The tie at Sixfields will take place in the week commencing August 29 and follows a midweek trip to Cardiff in the second round of the Carling Cup.
The 250-mile round trip is the longest Town could have been handed in their section of the Trophy draw, which also included Bradford, Sheffield pair United and Wednesday, Scunthorpe, tomorrow’s League I hosts Hartlepool and Burton.
It will be the first clash between the teams sine the 2008-09 League I campaign, when Town won 3-2 at the Galpharm before a 1-1 draw at Sixfields.
The Cobblers, seventh in League II after Saturday’s 1-0 win at Aldershot, sealed by Ashley Westwood, are managed by Gary Johnson.
He was in charge at Peterborough when they were beaten 3-2 by Town in last season’s second-round clash the Galpharm.
Town made it to the Northern final, but were beaten 4-3 on aggregate by Carlisle, who went on to win the competition by beating Brentford 1-0 at Wembley.
Northern Section East:@ Scunthorpe v Hartlepool, Bradford v Sheffield Wednesday, Northampton v Town, Burton v Sheffield United.
Northern Section West:@ Bury v Crewe, Tranmere v Port Vale, Walsall v Shrewsbury, Accrington v Carlisle.
Southern Section East:@ MK Dons v Brentford, Colchester v Barnet, Leyton Orient v Dagenham & Redbridge, Southend v Crawley.
Southern Section West:@ Bournemouth v Hereford, Cheltenham v Torquay, Exeter v Plymouth, Wycombe v Bristol Rovers.