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TEAM NEWS: AFC Telford United v Blackburn Rovers
BLACKBURN Rovers will field two entirely different line-ups in today's pre-season opener at Conference Premier new boys AFC Telford United (3pm).
Luke Varney is the sole summer signing included in the Rovers squad but youngsters Anthony O’Connor, Darragh Lenihan, Jack O’Connell, Devarn Green and John O’Sullivan will be given a chance to impress.
Alex Baptiste, who last night joined the club on a season-long from Bolton Wanderers, and David Dunn and Markus Olsson, who earlier in the day penned new one-year contracts, have not travelled.
Tommy Spurr misses out with a groin injury while Paul Robinson, Corry Evans, Jason Lowe and first summer recruit Chris Brown also do not feature.
Rovers first half team: Eastwood, Marshall, O'Connor, Hanley, Kilgallon, King, Taylor, Cairney, Conway, Rhodes, Gestede.
Rovers second half team: Kean, Henley, Songo'o, Lenihan, O'Connell, Green, Williamson, O'Sullivan, Varney, Rochina, Best.