The Last Eight draw for the Football Manager EFL Cup has handed Sam Jacques a home tie against Sky Bet Championship rivals Preston North End. The tie is scheduled to be played on Wednesday 13 May.
Preston have enjoyed one of the most eye-catching runs to the Last Eight after putting 10 past Crawley Town in Round One before a 4-1 win over Salford City in Round Two. As Sam was seeing off Queens Park Rangers 3-1 on Tuesday night, Preston, represented by supporter James Moulding, were winning a derby of their own against Blackburn Rovers; Sean Maguire and Tom Barkhuizen with the goals.
In Daniel Johnson (6) and Alan Browne (5), The Lilywhites have the joint-top and joint-third top scorers in the whole competition.
The other Quarter-Finals will see Swansea City host Birmingham City, Huddersfield take on Fulham, and Middlesbrough travel to Nottingham Forest.
By this time next week we will be just hours away from finding out our Champion with the four Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals all coming up over the next seven days.
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