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Swans test for Rovers in Premier League Cup

10 March 2017

Rovers will play Swansea City in the last 16 of the Premier League Cup.

After progressing through their group as runners-up to Sunderland with three wins and a draw from their six matches, the reward for Damien Johnson's side is an away tie against their Premier League 2 rivals.

Rovers and the Swans have already met twice in the league this season, with table-topping Swansea defeating the Lancashire club on both occasions.

Rovers reached the final of the competition in 2015, losing out over two legs to Southampton after extra-time as a certain Sam Gallagher grabbed the winner for the Saints.

The draw in full:

Portsmouth v Sheffield United
Brighton & Hove Albion v Huddersfield Town
Newcastle United v West Ham United
Reading v Middlesbrough or Charlton Athletic
Hull City v Liverpool
Norwich City v Fulham
Swansea City v Rovers
Sunderland v Colchester United

A straight knockout match, with extra-time and penalties should they be required, ties will be played between March 17th-20th. We hope to confirm venue, date and kick-off time soon.


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