There is no bracket, and no seedings.
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This was owing to League reorganisation and the demise of and , which resulted in there being fewer than 48 teams in the 3rd and 4th levels.
It began in the 1983—84 season as the Associate Members' Cup, but in 1992, after the lower-division clubs became full members of the , it was renamed the Football League Trophy.
The most successful club is , who have lifted the trophy three times, in 1986, 2003 and 2015, and were finalists in 1987 and 2000.
The existing Third Division was renamed the Third Division South, and the new division was named the Third Division North.