Bournemouth have had a summer of change with key departures after relegation from the Premier League but Tony Mowbray is still expecting a tough test from the Cherries.

Nathan Ake, Aaron Ramsdale and Callum Wilson have all moved on since dropping out of the top flight after five years, but the biggest change has come in the dugout, with Jason Tindall stepping up from assistant manager to replace long-serving Eddie Howe.

Tindall will take charge of the Cherries for the first time tomorrow against a Rovers side bidding for a first opening day win since 2010.

While Rovers impressed in their final pre-season friendly against Premier League opposition in Leicester City, so did Bournemouth, running out 5-3 winners at West Ham.

And Mowbray said of tomorrow’s opponents: “If we go by the evidence at the London Stadium last weekend they scored five goals away from home at West Ham, they looked pretty athletic, focused on their job, and they have some very talented individuals, Premier League players really.

“Away from home against a team that’s been in the Premier League for the last five years, we expect a tough game and tough fixture to start with, but one that we should relish and look forward to.

“We will go and give it a go, put down a stamp and a marker of how we intend to play, what we intend to do.

“We were there in the cup a couple of years ago and gave a pretty good account of ourselves, didn’t come through that tie but were pretty unfortunate not to.

“It’s a good game for us to go and test our credentials, see where we’re at at the moment and we’re looking forward to it, but we’re expecting a tough test from a good team full of good players.”