GRANT Hanley's 11th-minute goal gave Blackburn Rovers victory in tonight's pre-season friendly at Crewe.

Hanley headed home from Ruben Rochina's corner, with Jake Kean saving from Byron Moore before sub keeper Matty Urwin denied Dominic Smith late on.

A number of other Rovers senior players featured in a 4-1 win over Fleetwood in a behind closed doors game earlier in the day.

Rovers team at Crewe: Jake Kean (Matty Urwin 72); Todd Kane (Anthony O’Connor 72), Scott Dann (Ryan Edwards 72), Grant Hanley (Raheem Hanley 72), Markus Olsson (Jack O'Connell 34); Alan Judge (Paulo Jorge 72), Alex Marrow (Fabio Nunes 39), Jason Lowe (Tim Payne 66), Chris Taylor (Hugo Fernandez 72); Ruben Rochina (John O’Sullivan 61); Jordan Rhodes (Patrick Antelmi 72). Sub not used: Tom Brown.