PNE land trip to Crewe in League Cup

Jermaine Beckford scores for PNE at Crewe last season
Jermaine Beckford scores for PNE at Crewe last season
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Preston North End have been drawn away to League One outfit Crewe Alexandra in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

The draw was seeded and regionalised and the Lilywhites will visit Gresty Road in the week beginning August 10, after the opening weekend of the season.

North End have met Crewe twice before in this competition.

They beat the Railwaymen 3-2 at Deepdale in August 2011 and 2-0 in 1967.

Last season in League One, a Jermaine Beckford equaliser earned a 1-1 draw at Gresty Road, with PNE winning 5-1 at home in March, Joe Garner scoring four and Beckford completing the scoring.

Elsewhere in the first round draw, Morecambe landed a home tie with Sheffield United, while Blackburn Rovers will host Shrewsbury Town.

Accrington Stanley host Hull City - relegated from the Premier League last month - at the Crown Ground, Blackpool go to Northampton and Burnley visit Port Vale.

Full first round draw:

Carlisle United v Chesterfield

Nottingham Forest v Walsall

Fleetwood Town v Hartlepool United

Scunthorpe United v Barnsley

Bolton Wanderers v Burton Albion

Accrington Stanley v Hull City

Rochdale v Coventry City

Oldham Athletic v Middlesbrough

Huddersfield Town v Notts County

Blackburn Rovers v Shrewsbury Town

Morecambe v Sheffield United

Doncaster Rovers v Leeds United

Wigan Athletic v Bury

Northampton Town v Blackpool

Sheffield Wednesday v Mansfield Town

Rotherham United v Cambridge United

Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End

York City v Bradford City

Port Vale v Burnley

Peterborough United v Crawley Town

Yeovil Town v Queens Park Rangers

Plymouth Argyle v Gillingham

Swindon Town v Exeter City

Bristol Rovers v Birmingham City

Ipswich Town v Stevenage

Luton Town v Bristol City

Charlton Athletic v Dagenham & Redbridge

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newport County

Brentford v Oxford United

Portsmouth v Derby County

Southend United v Brighton & Hove Albion

Milton Keynes Dons v Leyton Orient

Cardiff City v AFC Wimbledon

Millwall v Barnet

Wycombe Wanderers v Fulham

Colchester United v Reading