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Under-21 Cup date confirmed

16 December 2014

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Rovers will take on Aston Villa on Monday 12th January in the last 16 of the Under-21 Premier League Cup

The tie will take place at Leigh Sports Village, with a 7.00pm kick-off.

Rovers received a bye in the previous round, whilst Villa beat local rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 to progress.

The draw for the round of 16 is as follows:

Watford vs. Leeds United
Middlesbrough vs. Stoke City
Southampton vs. Norwich City
Newcastle United vs. West Ham United 
Bolton Wanderers vs. Reading
Huddersfield Town vs. Charlton Athletic or Brighton & Hove Albion
Rovers vs. Aston Villa
Derby County vs. Sunderland

As a result of the tie, the Under-21 Premier League match against Brighton & Hove Albion scheduled for that evening has been moved. It will now take place at Ewood Park on Monday 2nd March, kick-off 7.00pm.

• Meanwhile, the Under-21s are back in action tomorrow night when they take on Derby County at Ewood Park. The club are offering free admission for all supporters. Kick-off is at 7.00pm, the Jack Walker Lower Tier will be open for fans.

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