The Whites travel to face Rovers

A look into our pre-season fixture.

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Leeds United play their second pre-season fixture away at Blackburn Rovers, on Wednesday 28th July, 7:30pm kick-off.

The Whites travel to Ewood Park to face Tony Mowbray’s side, as both teams look to continue their preparations for the new 2021/22 season.

Rovers finished 15th in the Championship table for 2020/21 and will certainly be looking to improve on that finish in the forthcoming campaign.

Who is in charge of Blackburn Rovers?

Well known manager Tony Mowbray has been in charge of Rovers since February 2017. Despite picking up their form when appointed, he couldn’t save his side from relegation that season. The following year, Mowbray guided the club to an instant return to the Championship, gaining promotion from League One.

Since returning to the second tier, Blackburn have now finished 15th on two occasions and 11th in their other campaign.

A player to watch?

Adam Armstrong is without doubt Blackburn’s star-man, especially in attacking areas. The forward finished top goalscorer for Rovers this term with an incredible 29 goals from 43 games. His pace and ability to finish with both feet will provide the United defence with a tough test on the day.

A possible reunion?

A popular figure everywhere he’s played, the Whites will be meeting former player Barry Douglas if he’s selected for the game. The Scottish full-back left Leeds at the beginning of the 2020/21 campaign to join Rovers, going on to make 31 appearances last season.

What happened last time we met at Ewood Park?

Blackburn Rovers 1 (Armstrong 48)

Leeds United 3 (Bamford 7, Phillips 40, Klich 53)

A behind-closed-doors success for the Whites saw them edge ever close to promotion from the Championship, during the 2019/20 campaign.

A full report can be found HERE.

Where do they play?

Blackburn play at Ewood Park, a ground they have called home since 1890! It has an all-seater capacity of 31,367. The away fans are regularly situated in The Bryan Douglas Darwen End, a stand which Whites fans have regularly filled when attending.

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