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A Rovers supporter had a day to remember earlier this month...

23 March 2019

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It was a day to remember for Rovers fan Oystein Thomsen earlier this month, who came over from his native Norway to be presented with a signed Rovers shirt.

Oystein, who tries to catch Rovers games as often as possible, has managed to see 11 matches this season, flying across from Norway for each of them.

After Rovers put the shirt up for auction in mid-February, Oystein's bid of £875 ensured it was his, and on flying across to be presented the shirt, we decided to throw in an extra treat.

Oystein was given a behind-the-scenes tour of the Senior Training Centre in Brockhall Village, watching the first team train before meeting all the squad.

Elliott Bennett was on hand to present the shirt, and was impressed by the commitment shown by the Rovers exile.

"I think it's an incredible commitment from every fan who comes to watch us play, both home and away," the versatile midfielder said.

"But after speaking to Oystein, I think it's amazing the effort he puts in to come across and see us as much as he can, work permitting.

"Not only does he support the club, but his bid has supported a number of charities, so fair play to him."

The big of £875 will be evenly distributed to each of our four official charity partners - Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, Age UK Blackburn with Darwen, East Lancashire Hospice and Child Action North West.

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