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Blues drawn at home to Bradford

20 April 2020

Blues have been drawn at home to Bradford City in Round One of the EFL Football Manager Cup.

The tournament will take place over the next month and will see 54 Clubs from across the EFL, each represented by a virtual manager, face off in a straight knockout competition with the final two teams left standing facing off in the showpiece final in mid-May.

The list of virtual managers representing the 54 Clubs includes current pro footballers, backroom staff and supporters.

We announced last week Ellis Gamon as the Southend virtual manager.

The Bantams will virtually visit Roots Hall this week, with the game to be played on Tuesday at 5pm and streamed live on our Twitch account: 'sufcrootshall'.

To watch the game live click here at 5pm.

As well as supporting Blues 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 here.


  • Round One draw – Sunday 19 April
  • Round One match dates – Monday 20 April to Thursday 23 April
  • Round Two – week commencing 27 April
  • The ‘Round of 16’ – week commencing 4 May
  • The Quarter Finals – 11 May to 14 May
  • The Semi-Finals – Saturday 16 May
  • The Final – Sunday 17 May


54 teams across the EFL’s three divisions compete in a knockout tournament with the aim to crown one club as the EFL Football Manager Cup winner.

Due to there being 54 teams taking part, 10 teams will be given a bye into Round Two. This has been determined by random during the first round draw and has been implemented to ensure 32 teams take part in Round Two.


  • 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.

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