Rovers Under-23s will face four local sides as part of their preparations for the 2019-20 Premier League 2 Division 1 season.
Damien Johnson’s side, who finished fifth in the top flight last season, will travel to Clitheroe, Kendal, Southport and Lancaster for games next month.
The dates, venues and times of the pre-season fixtures are as follows:
- Clitheroe v Rovers XI
Thursday July 18th
- Kendal Town v Rovers XI
ST & B Accountants Stadium
Tuesday July 23rd
- Southport v Rovers XI
The Merseyrail Community Stadium
Sunday July 28th
- Lancaster City v Rovers XI
Wednesday July 31st
Rovers Under-23s enjoyed an impressive maiden campaign in PL2 Division 1 last term, finishing above the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur in the table.
Johnson’s young charges also lifted the Lancashire FA Senior Cup for the first time since 2011 thanks to a 2-0 victory over Burnley in the final, whilst the likes of Tyler Magloire, John Buckley, Dan Butterworth and Joe Grayson all made their debuts for the first team.
The players will return for pre-season training at the end of this month, with the 2019-20 season expected to get underway in early August.