A sold-out crowd of 300 fans enjoyed an evening to remember, as Matt Jansen made a memorable Rovers return.
The former Rovers favourite was a special guest at Ewood Park for ‘An Evening with Matt Jansen’ to celebrate the launch of his new autobiography, ‘What Was, What Is and What Might Have Been’.
The book tells the story of the striker’s eye-catching career, which was effectively ended by a horror motorcycle accident in Rome in 2002, shortly after he had been expected to go to the World Cup.
The evening certainly didn’t disappoint, as Jansen reflected on the highs and lows of a football fairytale, which took a cruel twist of fate.
Emotional, enlightening and, above all, entertaining, Jansen received a standing ovation from the packed Premier Suite at the end of the Q&A, before spending over two hours signing copies of his book and posing for photos with every supporter in the room.
The 41-year-old, who scored 57 goals in 182 appearances for the club, including the winner at Preston which secured Rovers’ promotion back to the Premier League in 2001, as well as the opener in the 2002 Worthington Cup final, will be back at Ewood for today’s game against Luton Town.
He will be taking part in another session in the Roverstore from 12.30-1pm, before making an appearance on the pitch at half-time, to allow supporters to show their appreciation to the popular former player.
Fans can still purchase copies of the autobiography from the Roverstore or by clicking here.