Blackburn Rovers need win over Middlesbrough to celebrate 5,000 league games milestone

Bob Crompton from the 1913-14 side, Ronnie Clayton from the 1960s era, Alan Shearer with the Premier League crown and Dominic Hyam of the current Rovers sideDominic Hyam (right) follows within the footsteps of Bob Crompton, Ronnie Clayton and Alan Shearer in serving to Rovers achieve their feat

Blackburn Rovers will put the celebrations to mark their 5,000th league game on Saturday to 1 facet as they focus on beating Middlesbrough, says defender Dominic Hyam.

Rovers will highlight the achievement with presentations at Ewood Park to add to the matchday experience.

Jon Dahl Tomasson’s aspect are looking for a 3rd league win of the campaign, against winless bottom aspect Boro.

“I suppose it’s going to be an excellent day,” Hyam told BBC North West Tonight.

“There’s a lot of stuff occurring pre and post-match, but the gamers are just specializing in trying to get the three points.

“We know there might be a lot of followers right here and celebrations and recollections talked about with ex-players but us players have to just concentrate on profitable the game.”

As founder members of the Football League in 1888, all six groups to have made the landmark figure come from that inaugural 12-team season.

Rovers follow Preston North End, Burnley, Wolves, Derby County, Bolton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion in enjoying 5,000 or extra matches.

Within those current 4,999 video games are three top-tier titles, stretching back to 1911-12, 1913-14 and more just lately their Premier League success in 1994-95 beneath Kenny Dalglish.

“Even earlier than I got here right here I knew the historical past of the club and that there was a load of success, not even that long ago, only a couple of decades in the past,” Hyam added, at the launch of Rovers’ new Community Wellbeing Hub, which is the primary of its kind to be based at an English football membership’s stadium and goals to promote positive mental and bodily well being in the neighborhood.

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“It’s something we’re all passionate about, joining the membership I did my analysis and knew there have been some great days.

“Hopefully we can construct some great days of our own and keep going and push for the Premier League.”






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