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Under-23s fixtures announced

Rovers U23s will kick-off the new PL2 2019-20 season at home to Arsenal on August 12th

29 July 2019

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Fixtures for the 2019-20 Premier League 2 Division 1 season have been released.

Rovers Under-23s, who enjoyed a memorable 2018-19 season, will kick-off the new campaign at home to Arsenal.

The season opener against the Gunners will take place at the LFA County Ground in Leyland on Monday August 12th, kick-off 7pm.

In accordance with competition regulations, three of Rovers' 11 home fixtures will take place at Ewood Park.

Those games are as follows:

Liverpool (H)
October 25th, 2019

Leicester City (H)
December 13th, 2019

Everton (H)
April 20th, 2020

Rovers' rising stars can also look forward to games at the King Power Stadium (Leicester City) on August 19th, the Amex Stadium (Brighton & Hove Albion) on August 30th and the season finale at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Tottenham Hotspur) on May 1st.

Last season, Damien Johnson's side finished fifth in the top flight of development football - above the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City - and won the Lancashire FA Senior Cup for the first time in eight years by defeating Burnley in the final.

The Under-23s have enjoyed a positive pre-season ahead of their second successive campaign of PL2 Division 1 football, beating Clitheroe 2-0, Kendal Town 4-0 and Southport 2-0 so far this summer.

Their final friendly is away to Lancaster City on Wednesday July 31st, kick-off 7pm.

The format of the league remains unchanged from previous seasons, with the 12 teams playing each other home and away throughout the campaign.

Further details of Rovers' participation in the cup competitions will be announced in due course.

The full league fixture list can be found below:

Premier League 2
Division 1
Fixtures 2019-20

  • 12/08/19
    Rovers v Arsenal
    Lancashire FA, Leyland

  • 19/08/19
    Leiceser City v Rovers
    King Power Stadium, Leicester

  • 23/08/19
    Rovers v Wolverhampton Wanderers
    Lancashire FA, Leyland

  • 30/08/19
    Brighton & Hove Albion v Rovers
    Amex Stadium, Brighton

  • 16/09/19
    Everton v Rovers
    Merseyrail Community Stadium, Southport

  • 23/09/19
    Rovers v Tottenham Hotspur
    Lancashire FA, Leyland

  • 30/09/19
    Rovers v Derby County
    Lancashire FA, Leyland

  • 21/10/19
    Southampton v Rovers
    Staplewood Training Ground, Marchwood

  • 25/10/19
    Rovers v Liverpool
    Ewood Park, Blackburn

  • 02/11/19
    Chelsea v Rovers
    Cobham Training Ground, Stoke d'Abernon

  • 22/11/19
    Rovers v Manchester City
    Lancashire FA, Leyland

  • 06/12/19
    Arsenal v Rovers
    Meadow Park, Boreham Wood

  • 13/12/19
    Rovers v Leicester City
    Ewood Park, Blackburn

  • 06/01/20
    Rovers v Brighton & Hove Albion
    Lancashire FA, Leyland

  • 10/01/20
    Wolverhampton Wanderers v Rovers
    New Bucks Head, Telford

  • 03/02/20
    Derby County v Rovers
    Loughborough University Stadium, Loughborough

  • 14/02/20
    Rovers v Southampton
    Lancashire FA, Leyland

  • 02/03/20
    Liverpool v Rovers
    The Academy, Kirkby

  • 13/03/20
    Rovers v Chelsea
    Lancashire FA, Leyland

  • 03/04/20
    Manchester City v Rovers
    City Football Academy, Manchester

  • 20/04/20
    Rovers v Everton
    Ewood Park, Blackburn

  • 01/05/20
    Tottenham Hotspur v Rovers
    Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Tottenham

All fixtures are subject to change and are all scheduled to kick-off at 7pm.

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