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Armstrong plays host to Preston

The Rovers striker takes on Preston in the third round of the EFL Football Manager Cup tonight

5 May 2020

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Adam Armstrong will be in the Ewood Park dugout tonight when he takes on Preston North End in the third round of the EFL Football Manager Cup.

Supporters will be able to watch the game, which kicks-off at 7.45pm, live on Twitch.

The encounter will bring back fond memories for Armstrong, who scored inside three minutes when the two teams met in the Championship clash at Ewood earlier this year.

The striker is representing Rovers in 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 challenging times.

To show your support and donate, please click here.

After being handed a bye in the first round, Armstrong chalked up his maiden virtual managerial victory in the last round, scoring twice himself in a 3-0 victory away to Stoke City.

Preston have been in fine form in the competition thus far, thrashing Crawley Town 10-1 in their opening match, before winning 4-1 away to 10-man Salford City last time out.

A total of 54 teams across the EFL’s three divisions entered the online tournament, facing off against each other in a straight knockout competition, with Rovers now one of just 16 teams remaining in the bid to be crowned the inaugural EFL Football Manager Cup champion.

Third round draw in full:

Brentford vs. Queens Park Rangers
Rovers vs. Preston North End
Huddersfield Town vs. Bristol City
Birmingham City vs. Luton Town
Middlesbrough vs. Bolton Wanderers
Nottingham Forest vs. Mansfield Town
Swansea City vs. Wigan Athletic
Fulham vs. Wycombe Wanderers


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