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Friendly - FC United v Blackburn Rovers XI, Wed 1st August

Breaking with our traditional programme of all friendlies being played away, FC United will be hosting a ’home’ friendly against a Blackburn Rovers XI at Bower Fold on Wednesday 1st August.

FC United Board member Alison Watt said: "We’re hoping to get a large crowd down to Bower Fold for this game against such prestigious opponents. We know it won’t be a full strength first team, but Blackburn Rovers will definitely be the highest level English team to play against FC United so far."

Alison continued: "Blackburn are sending the team entirely at their own cost. They didn’t want the usual 50-50 split and aren’t even asking for travelling expenses, so FC United will benefit from all the profit from this game. We’re grateful for Blackburn’s generosity and I hope this interesting fixture will attract a very good attendance."

Put the date in your diary and get down to Stalybridge for this rare home friendly.

Further details of the game will be published nearer the time.

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First Posted ~ 12:06 Wed 23 May 2012
News ID ~ 4248
Last Updated ~ 12:06 Wed 23 May 2012