Adam Armstrong gets his reign as a virtual manager underway this evening when Rovers take on Stoke City in the second round of the EFL Football Manager Cup.
The striker is representing Rovers, who were given a bye in the first round of the e-tournament, which is raising money and awareness for the EFL’s official charity partner Mind, whose services are needed now more than ever in these tough times.
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A total of 54 teams across the EFL’s three divisions are taking part in the online tournament, facing off against each other in a straight knockout competition, with the aim of crowning one club as the EFL Football Manager Cup winner.
Stoke City booked their place in round two courtesy of a 4-2 victory away to Lincoln City in their opening fixture.
Rovers fans can see how Armstrong fares in the dugout by tuning into Twitch at 7.45pm tonight.
Highlights will also be uploaded onto the FM YouTube channel after each round, so that supporters can catch up on all of the action.
Armstrong will hope to follow in the virtual footsteps of Rovers team-mate Bradley Dack, who scored a dramatic late winner in a 4-3 victory over Stoke in the first round of the FIFA Ultimate QuaranTeam tournament last month.
Second round draw in full:
Bristol City v Scunthorpe
Stoke City v Rovers
Nottingham Forest v Southend United
West Bromwich Albion v QPR
Leyton Orient v Bolton Wanderers
Huddersfield Town v Walsall
Salford City v Preston North End
Swansea City v Exeter City
Blackpool v Middlesbrough
Fulham v Charlton Athletic
Luton Town v Ipswich Town
Brentford v Shrewsbury Town
MK Dons v Wycombe Wanderers
Wigan Athletic v Newport County
Portsmouth v Mansfield Town
Birmingham City v Forest Green Rovers