TEAM news rather than form or stats is the most important piece of info ahead of tonight's Johnstone Paint Trophy matches.
Sides are supposed to play six starters from last weekend or six who will start the next match but remember many sides are without players on international team news.
Here's team news I've gathered from various sources including the excellent Team Talk.
Colin Cooper has quit Hartlepool so caretaker bosses Sam Collins and Stephen Pears take charge and could ring the changes. Sheffield Utd are without banned Michael Higdon so Chris Porter is set to start up front and Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Mark McNulty are pushing for starts.
Dagenham will be without Andre Boucaud (Trinidad) and Jack Connors (Republic of Ireland Under-21s) at home to Orient while Luke Howell is out for a month after a hernia op. Zavon Hines and Rhys Murphy are long-term absentees.
Orient caretaker manager Kevin Nugent has suffered two league defeats after the departure of Russell Slade and will be minus midfielder without Lloyd James, full-back Gary Sawyer and striker Kevin Lisbie.
Oldham are short of central defensive options for Barnsley's visit. Skipper Adam Lockwood has not played this season, George Elokobi is also injured and Genseric Kusunga, who scored against Peterborough at the weekend, is away with Angola. Barnsley's new loan signing Ryan Williams could be handed his debut for the club.
Rochdale manager Keith Hill says he won't make many changes for the visit of Walsall. Bastien Hery, strikers Calvin Andrew and Joe Bunney and defenders Tom Kennedy, Michael Rose and Joe Rafferty are in contention for a start. Walsall will be without Romaine Sawyers and top scorer Tom Bradshaw who has a hamstring injury.
Tranmere will be wtihout joint top scorer Cole Stockton as well as defenders Danny Woodards, Matt Hill and Liam Ridehalgh against Carlisle. West Ham loan signing Matthias Fanimo has returned to Upton Park.
Carlisle boss Keith Curle has doubts over winger David Amoo and midfielder Antony Sweeney while defenders Matty Robson, Courtney Meppen-Walter and Sean O'Hanlon remain crocked.
Midfielder David Fox is set to make his second debut for the Colchester against Gillingham. Boss Tony Humes is set to use some fringe players while Gills could welcome back keeper Stuart Nelson who has recovered from a thumb injury.
Coventry boss Steven Pressley won't make too many changes after being fined £5000 for failing to field at least six of the starting line-up from their previous or following league match in their first-round win at Wycombe. George Thomas is set to step up from the Under-18s after a hat-trick at the weekend. Reda Johnson and Simeon Jackson should feature after opting out of international duty.
Exeter could be without up to eight players at the Ricoh Arena. Keeper Christy Pym and midfielder Matt Grimes are both unavailable after being called-up to the England Under-20 squad. Pat Baldwin, Jamie Reid, Craig Woodman and David Noble remain sidelined while Northampton have recalled Alex Nicholls from his loan spell. Midfielder Liam Sercombe is also likely to miss out with a groin injury.
Luton boss John Still will play a strong side. Alex Lacey, Stephen McNulty, Luke Wilkinson and Scott Griffiths all play in an unchanged defence while midfielders Jonathan Smith and Nathan Doyle will also feature.
Jake Howells may earn a recall while Still will make a late decision on whether Mark Tyler or Elliot Justham will start in goal. Crawley are likely to be without Josh Simpson.
MK Dons v Wimbledon will be hard fought as usual but the home men could be minus Tom Flanagan but midfielder Carl Baker made his debut off the bench at the weekend and will be hoping to earn his first start.
Lee Hodson (ankle) remains a long-term absentee but winger Danny Green (hamstring) is close to returning. AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley could hand Andy Frampton a recall but Jack Smith might not be risked with Callum Kennedy or Ben Harrison ready to deputise.
The Dons made five changes for the win against Southend in the last round and the likes of Kevin Sainte-Luce, Ade Azeez and Tom Beere will all be hoping for recalls.
Plymouth striker Reuben Reid may be rested for the visit of Swindon. The 26-year-old scored the winning goal against Shrewsbury on Saturday but has a hip problem.
Defender Paul Hartley could keep his place and Bristol City loanee Bobby Reidcould feature following another impressive performance for the Pilgrims while Nathan Thomas could return after dropping to the bench last time out.
Swindon boss Mark Cooper has revealed Raphael Branco will not be fit in time for the trip to the south coast. Striker Jonathan Obika remains sidelined with a shoulder injury while Brad Smith requires a late fitness test.
Loan signing Amari'i Bell could make his third start in as many games since joining from Championship side Birmingham.
Portsmouth boss Andy Awford has Nick Awford, Ryan Taylor and Ricky Homes are all available for recalls but Nen Chorley is expected to miss out. Pompey made five changes for the previous round's win at Yeovil and could be tempted to give the likes of Johnny Ertl, Nicky Shorey and Andy Webster some game time. Alex Nicholls will start for Northampton after his loan at Exeter was cut short.
The Cobblers triggered a 24-hour recall option in the deal and Chris Wilder has confirmed he will throw the striker straight back in. Wilder will definitely be without Gregor Robertson as he serves a one-match ban for his red card at the weekend. He joins Emile Sinclair, Zander Diamond, Matt Duke, Danny Alfei, Ian Morris, Evan Horwood and Lewis Hornby on the sidelines.
Preston will be without four players due to international call-ups when Port Vale make the trip to Deepdale. Scott Wiseman, Alan Browne, Will Hayhurst and Callum Robinson are all away.
North End boss Simon Grayson has confirmed winger Kyel Reid will make his first start for the club after making a handful of substitute appearances following his knee injury. Grayson will likely shuffle his pack but remains without strike options Jordan Hugill (knee) and Kevin Davies (ribs).
Port Vale striker Jordan Slew will miss the tie through suspension. Slew was sent off at Fleetwood and begins a three-match ban. Vale caretaker manager Rob Page will also be without defender Ryan McGivern, who is on international duty with Northern Ireland.
Scunthorpe boss Russ Wilcox is expected to pick his starting line-up for the home tie with the Magpies from an unchanged squad. Wilcox has no major new selection worries but will still be without striker Lyle Taylor.
Wilcox must decide whether to stick with midfielder Matt Sparrow and winger Terry Hawkridge after preferring the pair to Sean McAllister and Jennison Myrie-Williams in Saturday's home defeat to Doncaster.
Defender Miguel Llera is pushing for a recall after a recent suspension but keeper Sam Slocombe, midfielder David Syers, defender David Mirfin and striker Deon Burton are all out
Notts County will be without banned Liam Noble when they make the trip to Glanford Park. Boss Shaun Derry made five changes for the previous round win against Mansfield and could shuffle his pack once again with keeper Roy Carroll making way for Fabian Speiss in goal.