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Blackburn Rovers fans celebrate as club returns to the Championship

Blackburn Rovers have secured automatic promotion to the Championship at the first attempt after their 1-0 win at Doncaster.

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The Ewood Park side needed to match third-placed Shrewsbury's result against Peterborough in order to finish in second place behind Wigan.

The Shrews beat Posh 3-1 but Blackburn's victory at the Keepmoat Stadium saw them secure Championship football for next season.


Young football fan with rare cancer to lead out two teams tomorrow

Charlie Proctor first led Accrington Stanley players out on Easter Monday. Credit: The Blackburn Rovers Football & Athletic Ltd

A four-year-old football fan who is battling a rare form of liver cancer is to lead out two East Lancashire teams tomorrow.

Charlie Proctor, who was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma last year, will lead out Rovers at Ewood Park tomorrow before their last home game of the season against Aston Villa.

He will then be whisked over to Accrington Stanley where he will lead out players in the second half of their last home league two game against Luton Town.

Charlie's family are trying to raise £315,000 to fly him to America for treatment he can't get in the UK.

Accrington Stanley owner Andy Holt has said he will give £1 for every retweet he gets on a tweet about Charlie's cause.

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Mowbray: no guarantee Rovers can escape relegation

Tony Mowbray has been speaking at his first Rovers press conference in the last hour.

With relegation looming he says he wants to inspire his players.

He's got his work cut out with the club in deep trouble and sitting second from bottom in the Championship.

With 15 games to go the former Celtic and Middlesbrough manager replaces Owen Coyle.

He's the seventh appointment in six years by Indian owners Venkys.

Tony Mowbray to manage Blackburn Rovers

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Blackburn Rovers have announce Tony Mowbray will be the club’s new Head Coach.

The 53-year-old has agreed an 18-month contract at Ewood Park.

Mowbray will take training for the first time at Brockhall this afternoon, as the players prepare for Friday’s Championship clash away to Burton Albion.

Mowbray’s management team will include two familiar faces to Rovers fans, with the club’s Head of Academy Coaching David Lowe stepping up to become Assistant Manager and club legend David Dunn taking on the role of First Team Coach.


Watch: David Chisnall visits Wigan, Preston and talks to Blackburn Rovers' newest signing

Blackburn Rovers' latest signing Wes Brown insists he can play a big part at the club this season.

The 36 year old former Manchester United defender has joined on a free transfer and will also take on a coaching role at Ewood Park.

It's been a disappointing start to the season for Rovers and also for the region's other Championship sides Wigan and Preston who play each other tomorrow.

David Chisnall has paid a visit to all three clubs.

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