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Truly honoured

14 December 2015

Rovers legend Alan Shearer returned to Blackburn this afternoon for the official unveiling of Alan Shearer Way - the new stretch of road across from the stadium that has been named in his honour.

Rovers legend Alan Shearer returned to Blackburn this afternoon for the official unveiling of Alan Shearer Way - the new stretch of road across from the stadium that has been named in his honour.

The striker 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.

"It is a great day, I'm very honoured to have the road named after me," said Shearer.

"Never did I think in 1992 when I signed here when the Premier League started that one day I'd have a road named after me, but it is here, I'm delighted and I'm just hoping for a good result for Blackburn tonight to round off a good day."

Shearer, who will be the guest of honour at tonight's match against Nottingham Forest, has been impressed with the way new manager Paul Lambert has got Rovers performing since arriving at Ewood Park, and has backed his former club to return to the Premier League.

Shearer added: "He's made a very, very good start. I sat with Paul in the Match of the Day studio a week or two before he was appointed and he said he was looking to get back into the game.

"So I'm delighted that he's been given a chance here and I hope he can get them to where they want to be which is obviously the Premier League.

"He's had a very good start and I'm hoping they can get a win to continue that good form, if not then I might not be invited back. So I'm hoping I'm a lucky charm this evening.

"It might be too much to ask to get an automatic place but I don't see any reason why they can't get a play-off place so fingers crossed.

"I'm looking forward to being here, I'm looking forward to watching the game and I just hope they can get three points to carry on that good form."

Tickets for tonight's match are on sale right up to the 7.45pm kick-off, priced from £18 for Adults, from £12 Seniors/18-21yrs and from £7 for Juniors aged 17 and under.

Why not avoid the matchday queues and order your tickets online at www.eticketing.co.uk/onerovers and collect from Roverstore collection point.

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