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Bowyer backing King to shine for Rovers

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Friday 1st August 2014

GARY Bowyer says Josh King has put himself in contention to start Blackburn Rovers’ opening match of the season as the Norwegian begins to add an end product to his game.

Burnley's Heaton relishing glove battle

Lancashire Telegraph: Tom Heaton applauds the Burnley fans

9:00am Friday 1st August 2014

TOM Heaton is relishing the extra competition provided by Matt Gilks this season after putting pen to paper on a new three-year contract at Burnley.

New deal for Burnley keeper Heaton

Lancashire Telegraph: Tom Heaton applauds the Burnley fans

12:01pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BURNLEY keeper Tom Heaton has become the latest player to extend his deal at Turf Moor after penning a new three-year contract.

Rovers' Williamson could miss start of season after seeing red

Lancashire Telegraph: Lee Williamson

9:22am Thursday 31st July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers may face an anxious wait to find out whether Lee Williamson will miss the start of the new season after the midfielder was sent off in last night’s friendly at Bury.

MATCH REPORT: Bury 1 Blackburn Rovers 1

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE main focus of any pre-season match is not necessarily the result, but to emerge with all players intact.

Burnley making fresh bid for West Brom’s Dawson

Lancashire Telegraph: Craig Dawson is back in the fold at West Brom

9:18am Thursday 31st July 2014

BURNLEY are making a third attempt to land Craig Dawson as they return with another bid for the West Brom defender.

MATCHDAY LIVE: Bury v Blackburn Rovers

7:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

UPDATES from Blackburn Rovers' pre-season friendly at Bury.

Kevin Gallacher: Now is time for fine-tuning Rovers' starting XI

Lancashire Telegraph: Gary Bowyer

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

GARY Bowyer will be looking to pick his strongest XI in the final two pre-season games this week.

Burnley defender Mee pens new deal

Lancashire Telegraph: Ben Mee

2:13pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BURNLEY defender Ben Mee has signed a new three-year contract at Turf Moor.

Willie Irvine: Clarets defender Trippier has England potential

Lancashire Telegraph: Back – Kieran Trippier

2:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

IF Jay Rodriguez does complete a transfer to Tottenham, it will be a wonderful move for him.

Rovers boss Bowyer close to knowing starting league XI

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers continue their pre-season preparations with a trip to Bury tonight as Gary Bowyer looks to give some of his first team stars 90 minutes.

Burnley boss Dyche positive despite last-minute Preston defeat

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:03am Wednesday 30th July 2014

BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche believes his side will take real benefits from last night’s friendly at Preston North End – even though they slipped to a late loss.

Star trio on trial at Ewood Park

Lancashire Telegraph: TARGET: Former Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar

9:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

FORMER Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar is training with Blackburn Rovers as Gary Bowyer looks to strengthen his back four before the season gets underway.

Preston North End 2 Burnley 1

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:36pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A last minute Josh Brownhill free kick condemned Burnley to defeat in pre-season action at Deepdale.

Preston v Clarets: Dyche aiming to up Burnley's ante

Lancashire Telegraph: Dyche

11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE Clarets will step-up their pre-season campaign tonight as they face Preston in the second of three successive Lancashire derbies.

Rovers ace Spurr hails Ewood new boy

Lancashire Telegraph: Tommy Spurr

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

TOMMY Spurr has backed former Doncaster Rovers team-mate Chris Brown to provide real competition up front at Blackburn Rovers this season.

Burnley star Trippier aiming for the Three Lions via Premier form

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

KIERAN Trippier hopes his move into the Premier League with Burnley will one day help him realise his England ambitions.

Illness may force Rovers striker out of Africa

Lancashire Telegraph: Rudy Gestede

9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers will assess Rudy Gestede before deciding whether the striker is well enough to make a 10,000-mile round trip to Malawi just days before the start of the new season.

Clarets linked with Celtic star but Dyche quashes talk of £8m bid for Watford’s Deeney

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

CLARETS boss Sean Dyche is keen to make further additions to his Burnley squad – and could be about to move to Celtic’s big Nigerian Efe Ambrose.

Accrington Stanley boss delighted with big week

Lancashire Telegraph: James Beattie

2:38pm Monday 28th July 2014

JAMES Beattie believes that Accrington Stanley’s performance against neighbours Blackburn and Burnley augur well for their League Two campaign.

Padiham earn pre-season bragging rights

Lancashire Telegraph: Steve Wilkes' Padiham were beaten

2:39pm Monday 28th July 2014

PADIHAM were the winners of the inaugural ACCROSS Tournament held at Victoria Park over the weekend – an event that included four East Lancashire clubs.

Accrington Stanley 0 Burnley 1

12:07pm Sunday 27th July 2014

JASON Gilchrist netted for the second game in succession as Burnley overcame near neighbours Accrington Stanley in a pre-season friendly.

FULL TIME: Bradford City 0 Blackburn Rovers 0

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4:48pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers played out a goalless draw at Bradford City in a pre-season friendly this afternoon.

MATCHDAY LIVE: Bradford City v Blackburn Rovers

2:31pm Saturday 26th July 2014

UPDATES from Blackburn Rovers' pre-season friendly at Bradford City this afternoon.

David Eyres: Burnley can use feelgood factor to their benefit

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:20pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE next three weeks can’t come quick enough now. I can’t wait for the first game of the season.

Burnley new boy Jutkiewicz ready for second chance in Premier League

Lancashire Telegraph: NEW SIGNING: Lukas Jutkiewicz

10:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

BURNLEY new boy Lukas Jutkiewicz is ready to make the most of his second shot at the Premier League – four years after leaving Everton.

Rochina pondering Blackburn Rovers stay

Lancashire Telegraph: Ruben Rochina

10:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

RUBEN Rochina is contemplating staying at Blackburn Rovers for the final year of his contract despite interest from clubs in Spain.

Andy Lochhead: Burnley have enough strikers now

Lancashire Telegraph: Ashley Barnes should feature for Burnley tonight

3:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

I SEE that Burnley have denied making another bid for Troy Deeney, and I think they have enough strikers now anyway.

Blackburn Rovers boss eyes new strike pairing

Lancashire Telegraph: Chris Brown

1:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer will be out to prove that bigger is better when his side visit Bradford City in pre-season friendly action tomorrow afternoon.

Race is on to partner Burnley ace Ings

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

THREE men remain in contention to partner Danny Ings in Burnley’s opening game of the season, but Lukas Jutkiewicz hopes to force himself to the front of the queue with another goalscoring display tomorrow.

Rovers striker Rhodes has belief in promotion push

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:01am Friday 25th July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes is hoping to repay the club’s faith in him by spearheading a charge to the Premier League this season.

Togetherness is the key for Clarets, says Trippier

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:03am Friday 25th July 2014

KIERAN Trippier insists Burnley do not need to make big money signings to succeed in the Premier League – after the Clarets dismissed reports of an £8m bid for Troy Deeney.

Rovers pair Brown and Spurr to play at Bradford

Lancashire Telegraph: Tommy Spurr

6:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers fans should get their first glimpse of new striker Chris Brown in Saturday’s friendly at Bradford City.

Paul Wheelock column: Blackburn Rovers will hope Gestede is out of Africa

Lancashire Telegraph: Rudy Gestede

1:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

IT is testament to how important a player Rudy Gestede has grown to become that you cannot imagine Gary Bowyer shedding a tear if the big striker fails to make it all the way to the Africa Cup of Nations.

Chris Flanagan: Bolton recruits can boost Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:20pm Thursday 24th July 2014

IT is four years since Bolton Wanderers stayed in the Premier League thanks to a rather significant arrival from Turf Moor.

FULL-TIME: Accrington Stanley 2 Blackburn Rovers 2

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

DEFENSIVE disasters spared Rovers defeat to their lower-division neighbours at a sun-kissed Store First Stadium last night.

Clarets keeper Gilks wants number one shirt

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:26am Thursday 24th July 2014

MATT Gilks is eager to maintain his place in the Scotland squad this season – as he prepares himself for a battle with Tom Heaton for the number one jersey at Burnley.

Accrington Stanley draw was a good workout for Blackburn Rovers, says boss Gary Bowyer

Lancashire Telegraph: Gary Bowyer described Watford as "a top, top team'. Picture: Action Images.

9:44am Thursday 24th July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer labelled last night's friendly at a sun-kissed Store First Stadium as a ‘good workout’ after his side twice came from behind to earn a draw with lower-league neighbours Accrington Stanley.

TEAM NEWS: Accrington Stanley v Blackburn Rovers

Lancashire Telegraph: David Dunn celebrates

7:21pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers have named a strong side for tonight’s friendly at neighbours Accrington Stanley.

Kevin Gallacher column: Midfield decisions key for Blackburn Rovers

Lancashire Telegraph: Kevin Gallacher

3:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE backbone of any side is your goalkeeper, your two central defenders, at least one midfielder and your main striker.

Gary Bowyer expecting Blackburn Rovers to look 'leggy' in pre-season Accrington Stanley clash

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IF BLACKBURN Rovers look leggy in tonight’s pre-season friendly at neighbours Accrington Stanley (7.45pm) then you will not find Gary Bowyer complaining.

Willie Irvine column: Pre-season goals a boost for Burnley strikers

Lancashire Telegraph: Ashley Barnes should feature for Burnley tonight

1:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PRE-SEASON games are all about getting your fitness for the new season but it is still great that three of the strikers got off the mark at the weekend.

Sordell quickly settling into life at Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph: Marvin Sordell sets up new charity

12:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BURNLEY striker Marvin Sordell believes settling in quickly at Turf Moor will help him find his best form when the Premier League season starts next month.

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer confident Rudy Gestede will be flying for start of season

Lancashire Telegraph: Rudy Gestede celebrates scoring for Rovers - and he wants to add even more before the end of the season

9:12am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer insists Rudy Gestede will be fit and firing for the opening game of the campaign against his former club Cardiff City – despite the fact the striker is set to miss another week of pre-season.

Turf Moor fortress key to Premier League survival - Taylor

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:09am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MATT Taylor hopes Burnley’s performances will add extra spice to the Turf Moor atmosphere this season – believing home form could be the key to their Premier League survival.

New look and league for Chorley FC

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Chorley Football Club have revealed the new kits for the 2014/15 season in the Conference North.

Accrington Stanley ace Hatfield ready to make impression

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ACCRINGTON Stanley midfielder Will Hatfield is relishing the chance to take on East Lancashire’s big guns starting with tonight’s visit of Blackburn Rovers.

Dean Rittenberg the super sub as Blackburn Rovers U21s beat AFC Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: Dean Rittenberg

10:11am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers U21s made it back-to-back pre-season victories with a 1-0 win at neighbours AFC Darwen last night.

Garry Flitcroft: Blackburn Rovers will have to grind it out if they are to win promotion

Lancashire Telegraph: Garry Flitcroft's Chorley stunned Forest Green

5:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE story goes that after the Blackburn Rovers players finally made their way back to the away dressing room at Deepdale after sealing their place back in the Premiership with a 1-0 win at Preston North End on that memorable midweek May night in 2001, a physically drained Garry Flitcroft told his team-mates they had just gone through their hardest season of their life.

Darwen ready for return of Blackburn Rovers

Lancashire Telegraph: Kevin Gallacher

2:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers will renew an historic rivalry with neighbours AFC Darwen tonight when they send a team to the WEC Anchor Ground for a pre-season friendly (7.45pm).

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