The date for Rovers’ Capital One Cup first round clash with Scunthorpe United has been confirmed.
Gary Bowyer’s side will host the League One new boys at Ewood Park on Tuesday August 12th, kick-off 7.45pm.
After being knocked out of the competition by Carlisle at the first round stage last season, the Rovers boss is eager to avoid another upset, but believes that Russ Wilcox’s side, who stormed to the League Two title courtesy of a record-breaking run, will provide a tough test.
“We will use it as an opportunity to blood one or two, to get people into that environment and see how they cope, but we want to get through the round,” said the manager.
“Having a home draw is good, but we are aware of how difficult it will be because of Scunthorpe’s incredible unbeaten record last season.”
Ticket information will be announced in due course.