Rovers return to Leigh for new season

Leigh Sports Village stadium
Leigh Sports Village stadium
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Blackburn Rovers U21s will again play their home games at the home of Leigh Centurions this season.

The action kicks off against Aston Villa on Monday August 25 at 7pm, and as a special offer, fans can watch tomorrow’s stars for free by going to or e-mailing with the amount of people they would like to take along.

Rovers will also play Arsenal, Stoke City, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers and many more over the course of the season at Leigh Sports Village.

“We’ve built up a really good relationship with Blackburn’s staff and fans over a number of seasons, so it’s great that we can welcome them back for another season of top class U21 football,” said LSV chief executive Simon Toon.

“Top stars who have become firm fixtures in the Premier League, Serie A and the Bundesliga have all begun their careers playing here, so we’re really happy to be able to give that taste of the footballing future to the people of Leigh.”

Blackburn Rovers U21 manager Eric Kinder added: “I‘ve spent 12 months working with the staff at Leigh Sports Village and they are fantastic people. Everything that we want we get, they try and help us all we can. The playing surface, the ground staff are excellent – they did a wonderful job last season. I’m looking forward to going back again. Hopefully we can get a victory there because we didn’t manage that last season!”

Full fixture list (all kick offs 7pm Mondays unless stated)

August 25: Blackburn Rovers Vs Aston Villa

Friday September 19: Blackburn Rovers Vs Stoke City

October 27: Blackburn Rovers Vs West Bromwich Albion

December 1: Blackburn Rovers Vs Newcastle United

January 12 2015: Blackburn Rovers Vs Brighton & Hove Albion

February 23: Blackburn Rovers Vs Middlesbrough

March 16: Blackburn Rovers Vs Arsenal

May 18: Blackburn Rovers Vs Bolton Wanderers