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17 August 2015

Rovers' Under-21s are back in league action this Monday night when they travel to take on Newcastle United at Whitley Park.

The match sees the two teams looking to claim their first points of the season after both tasted defeat in their opening matches.

Damien Johnson's side slipped to a narrow 1-0 loss at the hands of Derby County at Leigh Sports Village, whilst the Magpies also fell in their first match going down 3-1 at Wolves.

Last season saw the two sides meet on three occasions. Newcastle won both league fixtures, whilst Rovers knocked them out of the U21 Premier League Cup on their way to the final.

With the first team playing Cardiff City at Ewood on Tuesday evening, Johnson is expected to name a similar squad to the one that featured against Derby, full team news to be confirmed later.

Kick-off at Whitley Park this evening is 7.00pm.

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