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Academy fixtures finalised

25 February 2016

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The dates for Rovers' Under-18s end of season play-offs have now been confirmed.

At the end of their regular season, Billy Barr's youngsters finished fourth in the Barclays U18 Premier League North Division, which now means they are part of the top group for the final set of fixtures.

The top four teams from both the north and south groups will play each other for the title of Academy champions. Rovers will face Manchester City, Everton, Liverpool, Chelsea, Reading, Fulham and West Ham.

Having reached the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday night, the young Rovers are away at Liverpool this Saturday. The scene of an impressive 4-0 away win back in August thanks to a hat-trick from Lewis Mansell and a penalty from Lewis Hardcastle.

The Under-18s then have consecutive home games against West Ham and Fulham before away trips to Everton and Reading.

A final home game against Chelsea follows on April 16th, before they end their play-off campaign away at north division winners Manchester City on April 30th.

An updated Academy fixture list can be found here.

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