STREAM LIVE >> Accrington Stanley vs Blackburn Rovers Live Stream Pre Season Friendly Online Live Streaming Links Full HD

Jon Dahl Tomasson takes charge of his first match in charge at the Wham Stadium, with a sold-out allocation of Rovers supporters in excess of 2,200.

It will be the first of Rovers’ five pre-season matches, with the squad heading to Scotland next week for the second of their two training camps.

Tomasson, his coaching staff, and 28 players were part of the week-long training camp in Portugal, with Rovers returning from that on Sunday.

The squad will then head to Scotland on Tuesday, taking in friendlies with Dundee (Wednesday, July 13) and Celtic (Saturday, July 16).

Before then however, Rovers start their friendly fixtures with a trip to neighbours Stanley.

Following a request from head coach Tomasson, the format of the game was switched from the expected 45 minutes each way.

In order to get minutes to as many players as possible, the game will be formed of two 60 minute matches, one after each other.

That will allow for each of the players involved to get 60 minutes under their belts.

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Rovers tend to start their pre-season friendlies a month out from the start of the season. Despite the season being brought forward in 2022/23, getting under way on the weekend of July 30, Rovers again followed that pattern.

However, rather than the usual 45 minutes given to players in the first friendly, Rovers will push towards an hour for those starting the match.

With two separate XIs starting the 60-minute matches, that will allow for 22 players to get an hour under their belts before building that up in the following four friendlies leading into the first game of the season against QPR on Saturday, July 30.

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