Key players on the current squad for Blackburn Rovers include captain Charlie Mulgrew, forwards Danny Graham and Adam Armstrong, midfielders Richard Smallwood and Darragh Lenihan, defenders Jack Rodwell and Derrick Williams, and goalkeeper David Raya. Honours, Noteworthy Stats and Memorable Moments Blackburn Rovers were earning plenty of accolades long before the advent of football on TV, and the team has achieved many more in the decades since. Here are just a few of their proudest accomplishments, where they won the: league at the top tier on three occasions, in 1912, 1914 and 1995.
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The first friendly will be against Scottish Premiership side Hearts who have already played once during the break, losing 2-1 to Swansea City on Tuesday, before flying out to Spain on Wednesday. Ajax meanwhile will be without 11 players who are on World Cup duty, but Alfred Schreuder will still be able to call on plenty of quality for the Dutch side who sit second in the Eredvisie, having included 27 players in their travelling party. They don’t return to competitive action until January 7, and will have Europa League football to prepare for having been knocked out of the Champions League last month. Rovers have said there will be limited availability for fans to attend the Hearts fixture on Friday, but there will be no live stream of the game.
Rovers will then face Ajax on Saturday at 11am with all three clubs in Spain on warm weather training camps during the World Cup break. Saturday's game is at 11am and will be shown live on Ziggo Sport, a TV channel in the Netherlands, which is only available to subscribers. READ MORE: Rovers facing true test of promotion credentials with chance to prove Burnley outlier The game takes place at the Marbella Football Center and tickets are priced at 10 Euros and are available here. Jon Dahl Tomasson's side are playing two fixtures during their five-day stay with another game to be confirmed for Friday.
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Rovers’ 30-man squad list ahead of Hearts and Ajax friendliesRovers have brought a squad of 30 players for their training camp in Spain. Jon Dahl Tomasson and his squad travelled to Marbella on Monday for a warm-weather training camp during the World Cup break. That will include two friendlies, both of which will now be played at the Marbella Football Center.
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Rovers will face Hearts on Friday, December 2 (2pm GMT) and then Ajax on Saturday, December 3 (10am GMT). The Lancashire Telegraph will be bringing you live updates from both matches. Tomasson is expected to rotate his squad for the two matches to give as many players as possible minutes. Rovers will then return to Brockhall for the final week of training ahead of their return to Championship action against Preston North End on Saturday, December 10.
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Ajax have several players away on World Cup duty and have a young squad in Marbella while Rovers will likely use the opportunity to provide match minutes to as many first team players as possible with a split squad set to play across their two Spanish outings. Rovers are currently third in the Championship after a strong start to the season but were beaten by Burnley in their final league game before the break. Tomasson's men resume their campaign with a televised Lancashire derby against Preston North End on Saturday, December 10.
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If that sounds like a lengthy occupancy then the team may be compensating for having occupied no fewer than four grounds in the first fifteen years of their existence, with the first being the Oozehead Ground. Blackburn Rovers currently play in the English Football League (EFL) Championship, but also have plenty of experience at the top tier, having won the Premier League (previously known as the First Division) title three times. Naturally, such success has helped the team to attract a huge fan base, and many of those who can’t attend matches in person are still able to watch Blackburn Rovers on TV as well as via online football live streams. Club Badge and Colours Blackburn Rovers has a circular badge which shows the red rose of Lancashire against a white background.
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Only four of the 30-man squad are yet to appear for the first-team in competitive matches, two of which are goalkeepers. Joe Hilton and Jordan Eastham have accompanied Thomas Kaminski and Aynsley Pears on the trip, meaning four goalkeepers are included in the 30-man squad. Midfielder Jared Harlock and Harry Leonard, who both featured in pre-season, are included in the travelling party, however, an ankle injury sustained playing for the Under-21s has ruled out Jake Batty who was also set to travel. The rest of the squad have all featured for the first-team this season and will all be aiming to impress Tomasson ahead of the return to Championship action.
Surrounding that is a blue band with the name of the club and its year of formation in yellow lettering. The Latin motto 'ARTE ET LABORE' (which translates as 'by skill and labour') appears at the foot of the badge. The home strip of Blackburn Rovers consists of a half-blue, half-white shirt, white shorts and blue socks. The away strip comprises a yellow shirt, dark blue shorts and yellow socks. Key Players and Managers Birmingham City has been managed by Tony Mowbraw since 2017. Earlier managers have included Gary Bowyer, Steve Keane, Sam Allardyce, Graeme Souness, Roy Hodgson, Kenny Dalglish and Howard Kendall. Key former players for Rovers include Roque Sana Cruz, Andrew Cole, Mark Hughes, Henning Burg, Alan Shearer and Derek Fazackerley.
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Blackburn Rovers to face Hearts and Ajax: Kick off time, streaming details, ticket informationBlackburn Rovers will take on Hearts and Ajax in a weekend friendly double header. Jon Dahl Tomasson's side will face the Scottish top flight outfit on Friday before entertaining European giants Ajax on Saturday. The game with Hearts is a 3pm kick off and fans will be permitted to watch the contest with free entry at the Estadio Jose Burgos De Quintana in Malaga.
Blackburn Rovers ArchivesHistorical Background Blackburn Rovers Football Club can trace its history back to 1875 and is one of the few clubs that has retained the same name for the entirety of its existence. The team has been given several nicknames, including The Riversiders and The Blue and Whites, but is most commonly referred to by fans simply as the Rovers. The club is based at Ewood Park stadium in Blackburn, Lancashire, and has been there since 1890.
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