A late fixture change means there’s one more game at Bamber Bridge for Shep…
Lynda Shepherd thought she had played her final game at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium – a 4-0 win over Huddersfield Town Ladies in April.
But Sunday’s home fixture against Guiseley Vixens, the champions’ last league game of the season, will now be played at the Brig, giving the Rovers number four a fitting send off.
Gemma Donnelly paid tribute to her retiring, long-serving captain.
“I must give a very special mention to Shep. She’s been an outstanding and committed servant of this football club for 11 seasons.
“And it was probably one of my better choices to name her as captain three seasons ago. As such, we’ve experienced together the most successful period in Blackburn Rovers Ladies history.
“She’s deserving of a well earned rest for her involvement and momentous contribution to the success of the last three years."
Rovers have won the league three years running and lifted back to back League Cups, as well as successive Lancashire Challenge Cup triumphs since Shepherd became skipper.
“She’s played a very important part in ensuring we as a club have continued to aspire to be the best that we can.
“And she retires knowing she’s helped this club achieve its best successes whilst under her stewardship.
“I know it will be a huge task to fill her boots once she’s gone, and I wish her and her family all the very best in health and happiness.
“Thank you, Shep.”
Tickets are available on the gate for Sunday’s game at Bamber Bridge, priced at £4 for adults and £2 for concessions.