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Open Day a huge holiday hit with young fans!

15 August 2017

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Hundreds of fans flocked to Ewood Park for the chance to meet manager Tony Mowbray and his new-look squad at the ever-popular Blackburn Rovers Open Day.

Supporters young and old were treated to an hour-long training session on the pitch, before the players - and Rovers boss - came to the front of the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust Family Stand to pose for photos and sign autographs.

The GAME Room, face-painters and much-loved mascot Rover the Dog were also on hand to add to the family fun!

At the end of the session, bleach-blonde duo Ben Gladwin and David Raya made their way to Blues Bar, where they were joined by the Premier League trophy. 

While summer signings Bradley Dack and Dominic Samuel also put in an extended shift, serving customers in the Roverstore. 

Manager Mowbray, who was last to leave the stadium after making a concerted effort to stop and speak to as many supporters as possible, said: "We haven't had the start to the season we would have liked, but the young fans love being around the players, watching them train and getting excited when the ball flies in the net.

"These are the supporters of the future and it's important that the club connects with the community 

"An autograph on a piece of paper - or a selfie as is the current craze - is a very powerful thing and it's great to see so much positivity and so many smiling faces.

"When you're meeting the fans after a defeat like we had at the weekend there can be a bit of trepidation and yet there's so much positivity from everybody here, because they want to come here and they want to support their team, and hopefully that can give the players a lift.

"We're a team that is gelling together. We've signed nine new players and the players that suffered relegation last year their confidence will be down, so we need to rebuild things really and bit by bit we'll do that I'm sure.

"We're all very positive. There's a lot of quality, we just have to get the right balance of the team and I'm sure we'll have a great season."

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