SWINDON Town will take part in the newly renamed Papa John's Trophy when they play Forest Green Rovers in their final group match next month.

Formerly known as the EFL Trophy, the competition had been without an official title sponsor for the first two group games of this campaign before announcing a new three-year deal with the fast food pizza company.

The deal, which begins with immediate effect, will initially run until the end of the 2022-23 season.

Supporters will see Papa John’s feature for the first time in the build up to the next round of EFL Trophy group stage matches, which will take place on 10-11 November, with opportunities to win match passes, signed merchandise and exclusive discounts off orders.

If Town are to extend their run in the newly renamed competition, they will have to beat Forest Green by at least two goals and hope Exeter City beat West Bromwich Albion under-21s in order to progress to the knockout stage.

EFL Chief Commercial Officer, Ben Wright, said: “The EFL is delighted to welcome Papa John’s as title sponsor of the EFL Trophy and a new addition to the League’s portfolio of partners.

“As we continue to navigate through the challenging times that the coronavirus pandemic presents, it is testament to the growing appeal of the EFL that we are able to attract new partners and invest the sponsorship fee into the competition through payments to clubs, which is important during this difficult period.

“We look forward to working with Papa John’s over the next three years to build on the success of the competition and create Papa John’s Trophy moments for us all to celebrate.”