Blackburn Rovers plan to stage a day of celebration at this Saturday’s final game of the season against Oxford United at Ewood Park.
In recognition of the club’s promotion back to the Championship – and to incorporate any potential EFL presentations – the players will remain on the pitch at the end of the game, before taking part in a Lap of Honour, to show their appreciation to the fans for their fantastic support throughout the season.
And that’s not all.
At half-time, Rovers Under-23s, who concluded their title-winning campaign with a 4-1 win at West Brom last week, will be presented with the Premier League 2 Division 2 trophy. The title success ensures that Damien Johnson’s development squad will be playing top-flight football next season.
Before the game, Rovers Ladies, who secured the FA Women’s Premier League Cup courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Leicester City on Sunday, will show off their silverware, whilst we will also announce the winners of our coveted Goal of the Season and Player of the Year awards.
With a bumper crowd expected at Ewood Park, it promises to be a day to remember for everyone connected with the club and we request that all supporters remain in their seats at the end of the game in order for the on-pitch presentations and celebrations to take place in a safe environment.
The safety of players, managers, fans and match officials is of paramount importance and supporters who encroach onto the pitch risk facing banning orders as well as a criminal conviction, while the club could also face a fine.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding in this matter.