Today marks the new Macron home and away shirts going on sale at the refurbished Roverstore and fans returning to Ewood Park after 17 months.

Elsewhere, online forum BRCS is expanding, and has been given a new look, after a change of ownership.

Set up in 1996, the site was most recently run by Glenn Pegden and Steve Birtwell, and clocks up 750 daily visitors and has 14,793 active users.

While the ‘new’ owners have been running the sites for the last three or four seasons, the site has undergone a makeover which will incorporate the archive from the 4000 Holes fanzine.

BRFCS will retain its forum page, but will expand to include more detailed pieces from authors on the site.

“Wednesday, July 28 sees the relaunch of the BRFCS website. The leading Blackburn Rovers fans online forum will expand to include articles from guest authors and will incorporate the hugely popular ‘4000 Holes’ fanzine archive,” BRFCS said after their latest changes.

“The new website is formatted in a magazine style content and retains the much-loved forum. Fans can continue to have their say on topics of the day, just as they have for over 25 years, sharing their hot takes after the latest match or opinion on a new signing, but now, when they have more to say, there’s a place for them to say it.”

The site was set up in 1996 by Lee Grooby and has maintained a strong presence among Rovers fans since.

“The new team behind the venture have been operating the site for the past three or four years and would like to thank the previous owners for everything they have done for the site historically,” a press release added.

“The new BRFCS continues the ‘not for profit’ ethos of previous guardians of the site, with all the profits from the forum continuing to be reinvested in order to improve the site and the Rovers community.”

The check out the new site, click here.