Today’s game against Brentford has been designated as Rovers’ Remembrance Weekend fixture.
Ahead of kick-off, all supporters will be asked to join the players and staff from both teams in a period of silence to remember those who have tragically lost their lives in armed conflict.
Soldiers from The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment will be special guests of the club and will form a Guard of Honour as the two teams walk out onto the pitch.
Royal Navy veteran Brian Cross, along with managers Gary Bowyer and Lee Carsley, will lay wreaths in the centre circle, before bugler Mark Holt, of the Lancashire Artillery Volunteers Band, performs the Last Post and Reveille to mark the start and end of the minute’s silence.
Players from both teams will wear specially-embroidered ‘poppy shirts’, which will then be auctioned off to raise funds for the Royal British Legion, who are hosting a Poppy Appeal collection around the ground before the game.
At 11am on Wednesday November 11th, a short service of remembrance will take place at the Rovers Remember plaques on the corner of the Jack Walker Stand. All supporters are welcome.