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It can be a fantastic tournament

3 October 2017

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Tony Mowbray hopes Rovers' Checkatrade Trophy campaign can end up being a memorable one.

As they prepare to face Bury in the second group match at Ewood Park this Tuesday evening, the manager can look to his former club Coventry who went on to win last season's competition.

Mowbray will use tonight's match against the Shakers as a chance to see how some of the young pros at the club can cope with the demands of tournament football, knowing that if they can reach the knockout stages then anything can happen.

"It can be a fantastic tournament," said the Rovers boss.

"I started a season and a half ago at Coventry City playing West Ham's Under-21s in the Checkatrade and they ended up at Wembley with 42,000 supporters going to watch them.

"So it can turn into a really exciting tournament, or it can fizzle out pretty quickly of course.

"I just like to win games, whatever team we put out I just want to try and win, so lets see how far we can go in it and see how the young players around the first team squad can cope with the demands of the tournament."

Fans are advised to get their tickets for tonight's match in advance to avoid the price rise after 6.00pm.

Advance prices are £5 for adults, £2.50 for concessions (65+ and ages 12-17) and free for juniors, when accompanied by a paying adult.

After 6pm, prices are £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and £2.50 for juniors.

Buy online at and collect from the collection point at the Roverstore, in store at Ewood Park, or via our call centre on 01254 372000.

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