Members of Rovers’ title-winning team will be at King George’s Hall tomorrow night to mark the launch of a new book that charts the club’s rise to the best in the land.

‘Rovers Revolution’ is the work of journalist John Duerden and examines the impact the 1994/95 season had not just on Rovers, but football as we know it today.

Colin Hendry, Mark Atkins and Kevin Gallacher will reminisce about their time at the club, and the title win, at tomorrow’s event.

Duerden says the decision to write the book, that has been years in the making, was to mark the anniversary of Rovers lifting the title, while also taking a wider look at its impact on football, and the town.

“It seemed like a good time, being 25 years since winning the league, it’s no longer recent history,” he said.

“I thought it was a good time to talk about it to try and give an idea of what it was like, talk to people involved, and hopefully give a readable account of not just the title-winning season, but of Rovers’ history before then.

“I also hope it gives people a wider look at football at the time.

“The 1994/95 season was at a time when football was going through the transition between the old Division One and the first move towards the cosmopolitan, international league that it has since become with the Premier League.

“I remember some parts very well, but for some Rovers fans older than me I can imagine it was an amazing time.

“Around the town, everyone was talking about Rovers.

“It’s hard to imagine but the entire country was talking about Blackburn Rovers.

“It happened before the internet, a time when you had to pick up the Lancashire Telegraph and reading about the transfer news, and it was only when the title race hotted up that there was a real frenzy.

“I have tried to capture the sense of what it was like.”

Duerden, a Rovers fan, spoke with former managers Don Mackay and Howard Kendall who were both ‘instrumental’ in the club’s rise from Division Two to Premier League Champions.

He feels there has been some revision of history in the way the Rovers team was put together, with the funding of owner Jack Walker, but the level of the achievement should never be overlooked.

“One of the most interesting people I spoke to was Mark Atkins,” he added. “He came from Scunthorpe who at the time were in the Fourth Division.

“At the time he was signing for a decent second division team who were challenging for promotion and had this huge ambition.

“Then everything changed and suddenly he had to become a player who could play for the biggest team in the country, managed by one of the biggest names in the game in Kenny Dalglish.

“And then within a few years you become a title winner.

“He was an incredible person to talk to, how he had to improve so much as a player to keep pace with the club.

“He saw the club transform from a team that was missing out on promotion, going close to promotion, and then to transform in to a title-winning team.

“And at the same time there was improvements being made to the training ground, to Ewood Park.”

As well as a focus on the football, the book also looks at the wider community, with Rovers to this day still having a big impact on the town and its people.

And Duerden says the level of good feeling towards Rovers from former players was clear from his research.

“That is one thing that I released from speaking to people who played for the club a long time ago, the likes of Scott Sellars and Jason Wilcox, was how found they were of the club and the town,” he explained.

“More than 20 years after leaving they still have fond memories of their time.

“When you hear that it makes you appreciate what a special club it is and hopefully the book incorporates what Blackburn Rovers is all about.

“Everyone knows how important the club is to the town.

“I went to university in 1991, just before Dalglish took over, and people didn’t know where Blackburn was.

“But when I travel overseas, people all around the world know of Blackburn because of Blackburn Rovers and the title-winning team. You no longer had to say that you come from a town near Manchester.”

The book, published by deCoubtertin Books, went on sale last week and is priced at £18.99.

“I hope Blackburn fans, and everyone knows they have long memories, enjoy looking back to what was a fantastic time, and even those who aren’t Blackburn fans enjoy reading about the story behind it.”

John Duerden was born and raised in Blackburn, studied and lived in London before heading to live in South Korea and Malaysia. As well as years of experience writing for the Guardian, the New York Times, ESPN, Associated Press, World Soccer and FourFourTwo. Rovers Revolution is his fourth book.