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Fans react to Gary Bowyer's departure from Blackburn

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Blackburn dismiss Gary Bowyer as manager

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Championship side Blackburn Rovers have dismissed manager Gary Bowyer with the club 16th in the Championship.

The 44-year-old had two spells as caretaker manager at Ewood Park, before being appointed as manager in May 2013.

He finished eighth in his first full season, followed by ninth last year, but Rovers have struggled this this season with just three wins.


Footballer Colin Hendry given 17 month driving ban

Footballer Colin Hendry was banned for 17 months. Credit: Press Association.

Footballer Colin Hendry has been banned from the road for 17 months after he dropped his fight against a drink-driving charge concerning an incident in Lancashire.

Lawyers for Hendry, 49, had called for a "special reasons" hearing after arguing that the amount of alcohol he consumed did not tally with the excess alcohol reading recorded by police.

But the case went straight to sentencing after Blackpool Magistrates' Court heard that tests showed he was definitely over the legal limit.

Hendry was arrested by police after being stopped while driving a blue Ford Focus in Church Road, Lytham, at 1.05am on February 21.

He provided a reading of 63 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit in England is 35 micrograms.

Magistrates also fined him £110 and ordered to him pay £200 prosecution costs and a victim surcharge of £20.

Hendry, of Coopers Row, Lytham, had a long playing career, captaining Scotland in the 1998 World Cup and appearing for a series of clubs including Blackburn, Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers and Glasgow Rangers.

Blackburn face Liverpool in FA Cup replay

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Liverpool travel to Ewood Park to take on Blackburn for their quarter final replay, this evening.

The last time they met at Anfield they drew NIL - NIL.

Gary Bowyer’s team have already enjoyed FA Cup wins at Ewood Park against Premier League teams this season with Swansea City and Stoke City coming unstuck in east Lancashire.

The winner will head to Wembley for the semi-finals.

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