Rovers will pay tribute to fallen servicemen and women as part of the Remembrance Day commemorations and Armistice Centenary at Saturday’s home game against Rotherham United.

Ex-service personnel and representatives of the Royal British Legion, Cadet Forces, Great War Society and Memories and Comrades community group will be special guests of the club and will perform a pre-match tribute, including a guard of honour for the two teams.

The Rovers players will also wear embroidered poppy shirts, which will then be signed and auctioned by Sky Bet via the CharityStars website to raise valuable funds for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

This Sunday marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and the EFL, Premier League, FA and PFA have joined forces under the collective banner of ‘Football Remembers’ to mark the centenary and in Remembrance of all those who have served in conflicts since. 

As a mark of respect, supporters from each club will lay wreaths in the centre circle and a minute’s silence will take place prior to kick-off, during which the Last Post will be played by bugler Mark Holt.

Rovers are also supporting the ‘For Club and Country’ project, which is run in partnership with the Woodland Trust and the National Football Museum, and will see two trees planted at the stadium, serving as a lasting legacy to the hundreds of footballers who served and fell in the First World War, including former Rovers and England forward Eddie Latheron.