Matt Jansen will be back at Ewood Park later this month giving fans the opportunity to meet the former Rovers striker.

Jansen was a hugely popular figure at the club, scoring 57 goals in 182 appearances, including in the 2-1 Worthington Cup final win over Tottenham in 2002, and the winner at Preston which secured promotion back to the Premier League in April 2001.

His career, and life, was turned upside down by a road traffic accident in 2002 in Rome, having narrowly missed out on a place in the England squad for that summer’s World Cup.

Jansen spent six days in a coma and details his journey back, including his mental health struggles, in his new autobiography ‘What Was, What Is and What Might Have Been’.

Now 41, Jansen has opened up about the effects the accident has had on his life in the book which was released last week, and he will be at the club for a question and answer evening on Friday, September 27.

The event will start at 6.30pm in the Premier Suite, with tickets priced at £10 for 1875 Club members and £15 for all other supporters, with a chilli and rice supper included in the price.

The evening will be split into two parts, the first hosted by Neil Yardley. The second will allow questions from the floor.

For more information, visit the club website, while Jansen's book is also available to buy in the Roverstore.