Darrell Clarke's men return to the competition following a one year absence and have been handed a bye along with Coventry City, Oxford United and Wycombe Wanders.
Other teams in the South West Group include:
- AFC Wimbledon
- Exeter City
- Newport County
- Plymouth Argyle
- Swindon Town
- Yeovil Town
The draw for Round 1 will take place on Saturday 8th August 2015, live on Sky Sports “Soccer AM” at approximately 10.15am with Round 1 ties will be played week commencing 31st August 2015.