international football comes to Ewood Park in April when English Schools U18s take on their Scottish counterparts in the Centenary Shield on Friday, April 11 (ko 7pm).

QEGS teacher Andy Buckingham is manager of the England team which also includes former St Augustine’s High School Charlie Russell is in the 19-man squad.

Ewood Park last hosted a Centenary Shield fixture in 2007, when England took on Northern Ireland.

n Tickets are priced at £5 for adults and £2 for concessions and are available now from the Roverstore (Ewood), Oneroverstore (Blackburn town centre), website or by calling the Ticket Office on 0871 222 1444.