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8 August 2014

Live updates from Ewood Park as Rovers take on Cardiff City in the opening match of the 2014-15 Sky Bet Championship season.

Good evening from Ewood Park where Rovers are in action in the first match of the season against Cardiff City, kick-off 7.45pm.

Keep up-to-date with events via our twitter feed below or why not listen to full match commentary on Rovers Player.

Gary Bowyer has named a strong starting XI for the opening match of the new season.

Alex Baptiste makes his senior debut at right back, whilst Rudy Gestede returns after illness forced him to miss a couple of pre-season outings.

Tommy Spurr misses out with a groin injury whilst Chris Brown isn't quite ready to be involved after a knee injury.

ROVERS: Robinson; Baptiste, Hanley (c), Kilgallon, Olsson; Cairney, Lowe, Evans, Conway; Rhodes, Gestede.

Subs: Kean (GK), King, Dunn, Marshall, Varney, Williamson, Taylor.

CARDIFF CITY: Marshall, Brayford, Fabio, Hudson (c), Whittingham, Jones, Le Fondre, Connolly, Gunnarsson, Daehli, Maynard.

Subs: John, Kim Bo-Kyung, Eikrem, Adeyemi, Theophile, Burgstaller, Moore.

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