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In the trust

Cliftonville Football Club are pleased to confirm our participation in this season’s SPFL Trust Trophy.

A 53-team knockout competition comprising Scottish Premiership B sides and Clubs from Scotland’s Championship, League One, League Two, Highland and Lowland Leagues, the Reds – who qualified by virtue of our runners-up position in the 2021/22 Danske Bank Premiership – will be joined by Linfield and Welsh representatives The New Saints and Caernarfon Town as the tournament’s cross-border entrants.

Cliftonville will join the series in the third round, fixtures for which are currently scheduled for the weekend of September 24/25, meaning our Premiership match with the Blues at Windsor Park is subject to rearrangement.

SPFL Trust Trophy 2022/23
First round
Midweek of August 9/10
– 11 Scottish Premiership B teams
– Top four Scottish Highland League Clubs from 2021/22
– Top four Scottish Lowland League Clubs from 2021/22
– Clubs 8th-10th in Scottish League Two in 2021/22

Second round
Midweek of August 23/24
– 11 winners from first round
– Clubs 1st-7th in Scottish League Two in 2021/22
– Clubs 9th-10th in Scottish League One in 2021/22

Third round
Weekend of September 24/25
– 10 winners from second round
– Clubs 1st-8th in Scottish League One in 2021/22
– Clubs 2nd-10th in Scottish Championship in 2021/22
– Dundee
– Cliftonville, Linfield
– Caernarfon Town, The New Saints

Fourth round
Weekend of December 10/11
– Open draw

Weekend of January 7/8
– Open draw

February 4/5 or February 7/8
– Open draw

Weekend of March 25/26