The draw for Round 1 of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy will be made on Saturday 18th August, live on Sky Sports' Soccer AM programme.
Boro's possible opponents include AFC Wimbledon, who we have already been paired with in the Capital One Cup, as well as League One rivals Crawley Town and MK Dons.
The draw will be made between 10.00am and 10.30am and will be split into four sections as below: -
Northern Section - West
Preston North End
Northern Section - East
Southern Section - West
Southern Section - East
Dagenham & Redbridge
Milton Keynes Dons
Meanwhile, the 16 clubs that have been given a bye for Round 1 of this season's Johnstone's Paint Trophy have been confirmed as follows:-
Ties to be played week commencing 3rd September 2012.