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See the Rovers stars of tomorrow this Friday night

16 March 2016

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The Under-18s will be out to stop Chelsea making history this evening when the two sides face each other in the 1st leg of the FA Youth Cup semi-final at Ewood Park.

Having won the coveted prize for the past two seasons the London club will be bidding to become the first team since the early years of the competition to win it three times in a row.

Whilst Rovers, who were knocked out at the semi-final stage by Chelsea in 2010, and beaten by them in the final of 2012, will hope it is third time lucky on this occasion, but coach Billy Barr knows it will be a tricky tie for his young side.

"It will be a very difficult game for us," said the Under-18s lead coach. "They are looking to make history, that is their objection.

"Chelsea are a very good team and we are under no illusions be a very hard task for us. We went and saw them play Reading in the quarter-finals at Stamford Bridge and it looked like they had a couple of gears in hand.

"It will be a fantastic test for our lads and we are hoping that we can bring our 'A' game as we did against Aston Villa, but we know that it will be a very difficult game."

Kick-off at Ewood this Friday is 7.45pm. Admission prices are £5 for adults and £1 for over-65s and juniors aged 17 and under. Season tickets are not valid for this game.

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