Nottingham Forest have been drawn in Group A for this season's Under 23 Premier League Cup.
Jack Lester's side will face Derby County, Middlesbrough and Birmingham City in the group-stage format with the first game due to be played at the end of September.
In the group stage, the competition has been split into eight groups of four clubs. Each club will play the others twice, once at home and once away, meaning six group-stage matches for each team.
The winner of each group plus the runners-up will advance to the knockout stages where there will be round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final (all one-leg) to decide the Premier League Cup winners.