Alan Shearer will be a special guest of the club at Monday’s game against Nottingham Forest.
The former England striker is returning to the town for the official unveiling of Alan Shearer Way - the new stretch of road across from the stadium that has been named in his honour.
Shearer fired Rovers to Premiership glory in 1994-95, scoring 34 goals in the historic title-winning season, and Blackburn with Darwen Council were keen to recognise the key role that he played.
The Match of the Day pundit, who scored 130 goals in 171 appearances for the club, will be joined at the opening ceremony by Rovers’ Managing Director Derek Shaw, Director of Communications Alan Myers and Club President Keith Lee, along with Council officials.
Six months after Kenny Dalglish’s side lifted the coveted trophy at Anfield, Rovers celebrated the official opening of the ground that Jack Walker built with a stunning 7-0 victory over Monday’s opponents, Nottingham Forest.
On Saturday November 18th 1995, Rovers produced a performance befitting of the occasion, much to the delight of their beloved benefactor, who received a rapturous reception from the 27,660 supporters before and after the game.
Shearer was once again the headline-maker.
Mike Newell set up his strike partner for the opening goal on 20 minutes, before former Forest midfielder Lars Bohinen doubled Rovers’ lead nine minutes later.
Rovers ran riot after the break, with Shearer completing his second hat-trick of the season, before Bohinen scored his second of the game. Newell got the goal his display deserved on 82 minutes, before Graeme Le Saux rounded off the romp in spectacular style!
For your chance to show your appreciation to a true Rovers great, make sure you buy a ticket for Monday’s big game and get to your seats early, as we welcome Alan Shearer out onto the pitch just prior to kick-off.