Rovers are deeply saddened to learn the news that former midfielder Mike Ferguson has passed away, aged 76.
Born in East Lancashire, Ferguson made over 500 career appearances and was one of the most naturally gifted players of his generation.
'Fergie', as he was known, started out at Plymouth Argyle and arrived at Rovers from Accrington Stanley in 1962.
Originally an inside forward, manager Jack Marshall converted him into an outside right and he blossomed into a brilliant wing wizard.
A natural crowd pleaser, Ferguson revelled in Rovers' attacking style of play.
A team-mate of Rovers legends Bryan Douglas and Ronnie Clayton, Ferguson spent six seasons at Ewood Park, making 249 appearances and scoring 36 goals. His superb solo effort in a 4-0 win at Aston Villa in September 1964 will live long in the memory.
Ferguson left Rovers to join Aston Villa in 1968, before taking in spells with Queens Park Rangers, Cambridge United, Los Angeles Aztecs and Rochdale, where he would later return as manager.
The thoughts of everyone at Rovers are with Mike's family and friends at this very difficult time.