Fixtures for the 2017-18 U18 Premier League, season have now been confirmed.
Billy Barr's young hopefuls get their season underway on home soil when Middlesbrough are the visitors to Brockhall on Saturday 12th August - kick-off 12 noon.
An away trip to Liverpool follows seven days later, before Rovers end the opening month of the campaign at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Like last season, Rovers are in the Northern Division of the U18 Premier League, with home and away games against Manchester City, Derby County, Newcastle United, Stoke City, Sunderland, Manchester United, Everton, West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough, Liverpool and Wolves.
In a change from last year's competition there will be no end of season play-offs. Instead it will be a straight final between the winners of the Northern Division and the Southern Division to determine the Academy champions.
The full 2017-18 fixture list can be viewed here.