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Rovers on the road in 2018-19...

A look at where Tony Mowbray and his team will be heading next season

31 May 2018

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There were a grand total of 43,685 of you who travelled all around the country last season following Rovers in their journey to promotion from League One, so can we top that in 2018-19.

The trips next season certainly look kinder on the eye. There are of course no long treks down to deepest darkest Devon to take on Plymouth Argyle, and nor will there be a journey to the south coast to take on Portsmouth.

We had two voyages to the capital last term, but with trips to Brentford, Queens Park Rangers and Millwall in 2018-19, London will still be calling for Rovers fans next season.
 
The longest jaunt of the campaign will be a 500-mile round trip to Suffolk when we head to Ipswich Town’s Portman Road, whilst the shortest will be to near neighbours Preston North End, with only 10.5 miles separating the two stadiums.
 
There are a trio of trips to Birmingham lined up, with the Blues, Aston Villa and newly relegated West Bromwich Albion being three more destinations for us next season.
 
There’s also a journey abroad - of sorts - to look forward to, with Swansea City away on the agenda at some point in the campaign.
 
The full list of round trips to each of our 23 league opponents can be found below:
 
Aston Villa: 222 miles
Birmingham City: 226 miles
Bolton Wanderers: 30 miles
Brentford: 460 miles
Bristol City: 398 miles
Derby County: 222 miles
Hull City: 222 miles
Ipswich Town: 500 miles
Leeds United: 111 miles
Middlesbrough: 200 miles
Millwall: 496 miles
Norwich City: 452 miles
Nottingham Forest: 244 miles
Preston North End: 21 miles
Queens Park Rangers: 458 miles
Reading: 448 miles
Rotherham United: 138 miles
Sheffield United: 121 miles
Sheffield Wednesday: 126 miles
Stoke City: 142 miles
Swansea City: 401 miles
West Bromwich Albion: 214 miles
Wigan Athletic: 44 miles
 
 
So the total mileage is 5,896 to travel in the Championship, which works out to be an average of a 256-mile round trip for each away game.
 
So, can we top last season’s away support and back the lads even better on the road next term?...

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