Boro supporter Neil Trewick's journey in the EFL Football Manager Cup was ended in heartbreaking fashion after defeat in extra time to Joe Lolley's Nottingham Forest.
Neil was chosen from hundreds of Boro hopefuls to take the virtual hotseat, and took his side to the last eight of the EFL-wide contest thanks to wins over Rochdale, Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers.
And the quarter finals got off to a great start for the lifelong Boro fan on Wednesday evening, as Paddy McNair put Boro in front.
But Tiago Silva equalised for the Tricky Trees from long range, and despite huge chances for Lukas Nmecha and tournament top scorer Britt Assombalonga, the tie went to extra time.
There, Forest winger Lolley's side took the initiative, with two more goals to book a place in the last four.
Though Boro's part in the tournament is over, you can also show your support for the EFL’s charity partner, Mind, the mental health charity, through JustGiving.