The starting point for each club in the competition is determined by their Academy status, with the Tigers’ Category 3 status seeing them join 15 other sides in the first qualifying round.
The trip to Preston will take place on Monday 23rd September (KO 2pm) with the game to be played at Deepdale. Admission will be free of charge for all supporters. The winner will then travel to take on Derby County in qualifying round 2.
U21 Premier League Cup rules state that all players should be aged under 21 with the exception of three outfield players and one goalkeeper who can be over the age of 21.