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Rovers on the road in 2019-20...

A look at where Tony Mowbray and his team will be heading next season

28 May 2019

We took a grand total of 32,501 supporters on our 23 league away journeys during the season just gone, so can we top that in 2019-20?

We may have lost the mammoth trips to recently relegated Ipswich Town and Premier League-bound Norwich City, but we'll be travelling more miles next season.

Yorkshire pair Huddersfield Town and Barnsley see us take in two fairly local trips, with Sheffield United and Aston Villa joining Norwich in the top flight.

But with Fulham and Charlton Athletic set to play their football back in the second tier, they'll be two of five trips to the capital for Tony Mowbray's men next term.

One of those remaining three London clubs will be our longest trek of the campaign, with a huge 496-mile round trip needed to go from Ewood Park to The Den and back.

Trips abroad - of sorts - come in the form of Swansea City and Cardiff City, who return to the Championship following a season in the Premier League, with Neil Warnock surely eyeing up an instand return to the top flight and with it a ninth promotion as a manager.

Our near neighbours Preston North End remain our most local game, with PNE being one of three clubs that allow us to go there and back in double figure mileage - the others being Wigan Athletic and Huddersfield.

The full list of round trips to each of our 23 league opponents can be found below:

Barnsley: 148 miles
Birmingham City: 226 miles
Brentford: 460 miles
Bristol City: 398 miles
Cardiff City: 430 miles
Charlton Athletic: 494 miles
Derby County: 222 miles
Fulham: 456 miles
Huddersfield Town: 88 miles
Hull City: 222 miles
Leeds United: 111 miles
Luton Town: 386 miles
Middlesbrough: 200 miles
Millwall: 496 miles
Nottingham Forest: 244 miles
Preston North End: 21 miles
Queens Park Rangers: 458 miles
Reading: 448 miles
Sheffield Wednesday: 126 miles
Stoke City: 142 miles
Swansea City: 401 miles
West Bromwich Albion: 214 miles
Wigan Athletic: 44 miles
This coming season we'll be travelling a whopping 6,435 miles in total from Ewood Park to our detination, which works out an average of a 279-mile round trip for each away game.
 
The figure is up on last term, with Rovers totalling 5,896 miles throughout the course of the 2018-19 campaign.
 
The miles may continue to rack up for Mowbray's men, but we can't wait for the fun to start all over again!
 
So, can we top last season’s away support and back the lads even better on the road next term?
 

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