SCHOOLCHILDREN are set to benefit from the generosity of a Rovers fan who has donated two season tickets to the The Redeemer Primary School in Blackburn.

London-based supporter Philip Shorrock purchased the two season tickets, which will be used as an incentive for pupils in terms of good behaviour and outstanding achievements

The 61-year-old is unable to attend home matches, but has purchased the two season tickets for the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust Family Stand which have been donated to the school which is situated on Jack Walker Way.

PE co-ordinators James McLeod and Craig Marshall, along with students Alex Keeling and Max Buckley, were invited to Ewood Park, where they were presented with the complimentary tickets by Rovers manager Tony Mowbray.

Mr Marshall, a season ticket holder in the Family Stand, said: “We are delighted to accept the tickets on behalf of the school.

“It really is a very generous and very kind offer.

“Hopefully it’s going to be a successful promotion season and by providing lots of different kids with the chance to come down with their parents to watch games, hopefully the club will gain a few more fans too.”

Rovers play their first home game of the League One season against Doncaster this afternoon (3pm).