After his derby victory on Tuesday night over Queens Park Rangers, Sam Jacques will find out his Quarter-Final opponent in the Football Manager EFL Cup on Sunday.
Early goals from Christian Norgaard and Said Benrahma plus an injury-time Emiliano Marcondes penalty sent Sam safely though to the Last Eight with a 3-1 win. There he has been joined by Birmingham City, Fulham, Huddersfield Town, Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest, Preston North End and Swansea City.
The biggest drama in the Last 16 was at The City Ground as Joe Lolley's Forest beat eight-man Mansfield Town 9-8 on penalties. That followed a 2-2 draw which saw four Forest goals chalked off for offside as well as three red card for The Stags.
Elsewhere, Fulham and Middlesbrough also saw off lower division opponents in the shape of Wycombe Wanderers and Bolton Wanderers.
Preston got the better of Blackburn Rovers in a Lancashire derby while Harlee Dean netted a hat-trick as Birmingham City overcame Luton Town 3-2. The other two all-Sky Bet Championship affairs saw Huddersfield Town win 2-1 at Bristol City with Swansea City securing a 1-0 victory at home to Wigan Athletic.
The Four Quarter-Finals will be held between Monday and Thursday next week with the two Semi-Finals on Saturday ahead of Sunday's showpiece final.
Bees fan Sam won the fans' vote to be our manager after impressing supporters with his extensive CV on the latest version of the game. Currently a student at Bournemouth University, Sam has led Brentford to four Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, a Club World Cup, and nine other major trophies during a six-year stint in West London.
As well as supporting The Bees during the tournament, you can also show your support for the EFL’s charity partner, Mind, the mental health charity. In these tough times their services are needed more than ever so while you’re being entertained by the action, please consider donating on this JustGiving page which will be open during the tournament.
Birmingham City – Lee Camp (Player)
Brentford FC – Sam Jacques (Supporter)
Fulham FC – Charlie Cooper (Star of This Country)
Huddersfield Town – Karlan Grant (Player)
Middlesbrough – Neil Trewick (Supporter)
Nottingham Forest - Joe Lolley (Player)
Preston North End – James Moulding (Supporter)
Swansea City – Gareth Richards (Supporter)
• Matches to be played on FM20 Touch Versus mode, teams must play as themselves.
• This is a straight knockout tournament, with all ties comprising one game. Each tie will go to Extra Time and Penalties, if necessary, to produce a winner.
• The ‘Home’ team of each tie will host the match
• Suspensions/Injuries won't carry over to the next round