Rovers ace David Dunn took a trip down memory lane when he teamed up with the club’s Community Trust.
The 34-year-old midfielder called in at the Indoor Centre at Ewood Park to surprise the hordes of footy-mad youngsters, who were taking part in the Trust’s ever-popular Easter Holiday Soccer Schools.
Dunny joined in with some of the sessions, before being quizzed about his life on and off the pitch in an entertaining Q&A.
The one-time England international, who grew up in Great Harwood, was delighted to see so many local kids having fun and hopes that a few of them can follow in his footsteps.
“There are some decent little players out there, so hopefully a couple of them can go on and have a career in football,” said the fans favourite.
“It was a really good day. Obviously there are a lot of young Rovers fans here, so there has been a few interesting questions fired at me. And I’ve been grilled a little bit – sometimes you don’t realise how intelligent they are from a young age, so they caught me off guard with a few of their questions!
“Coaching is something I want to get into once my playing days are over, so it’s nice to come down and see all these budding young footballers.”
Look out for the Community Trust's next Soccer Schools event at the end of May!