Relegated back to the National League North in 2019-20, Fylde operate in the sixth overall tier of English football, meaning that the clash with Blackburn will provide a stern test for Jim Bentley’s side.
Fylde started their preparations for the new season with an impressive performance and result on Tuesday, though, as they put four unanswered goals past Squires Gate at the Brian Addison Stadium.
Owen Robinson and Emeka Obi were both on the scoresheet, in addition to two triallists, as the club’s supporters were able to watch their team live for the first time in 16 months.
Fylde will also take on Rochdale and Halifax Town before the start of their National League North campaign against Guiseley on August 14,
and there are expected to be a number of incomings and outings at the club before the start of the new season, which is a little over a month away.
Blackburn, meanwhile, finished 15th in the Championship last season, ultimately collecting 57 points from their 46 matches to finish 20 points adrift of the playoffs, which was a huge disappointment.
Rovers did end last season in a positive manner, though, winning three of their final five Championship matches, including a 5-2 home success over Birmingham City at the start of May.
Tony Mowbray’s side will take on Fylde, Bradford City, Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers in July ahead of their season opener against Swansea on August 7.
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Blackburn are yet to make any summer signings, which is somewhat of a surprise, but their squad is expected to have a different look by the time that they take to the field for their first match of the 2021-22 campaign.
The Championship club will be able to have supporters in attendance for this match, although the fans will need to fulfil certain safety requirements, including proof of a negative lateral flow test, in order to gain access to Mill Farm on Saturday afternoon