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Report: Burnley want four EFL stars, 20-goal ace and 'absolute machine' on radar

Burnley are keen on EFL trio Luke McNally, Scott Twine and Joel Latibeaudiere while Vincent Kompany is a big fan of Blackpool defender Jordan Gabriel,...

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How Blackburn's XI could look on opening day; Cantwell joins 5 new signings

Unsurprisingly, given the success of Jean Paul van Hecke, Reda Khadra and Ryan Giles, Blackburn Rovers are planning to make good use of the loan...

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20-cap int'l, Premier League talent: 5 Scandinavian players Tomasson could sign for Blackburn

After weeks of speculation, Blackburn Rovers have finally appointed their new manager in the form of Danish coach Jon Dahl Tomasson following the departure of...

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Dack tops Tony Mowbray’s first 14 Blackburn transfers as Jon Dahl Tomasson hired

Blackburn Rovers have hired Jon Dahl Tomasson as their new head coach to replace Tony Mowbray five years after the Englishman’s first transfer window in...

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Report: Leeds could now sign 22-goal striker for £13m transfer fee

Jesse Marsh’s Leeds United need to face £13 million for Ben Brereton Diaz, but they are facing competition from Frank Lampard’s Everton for the Blackburn...

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Report: Fulham in talks to sign £13m colossus and could land 'outstanding' free-agent too

Fulham have joined the race for Blackburn Rovers ace Joe Rothwell while holding talks with Braga’s £13 million enforcer Al-Musrati, according to the Lancashire Telegraph...

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Championship fixtures 2022-23: Burnley open the season with Huddersfield trip
The winter World Cup will see the Championship begin earlier than usual, with the first fixture on Friday July 29, with the final round of games on May 6.

Bournemouth are close to signing Joe Rothwell with the midfielder's Blackburn contract set to expire
The Cherries tried to sign the central midfielder in January on deadline day and have made good on a promise to return for the former Manchester United trainee.

Blackburn appoint former Denmark striker Jon Dahl Tomasson as their new manager
The former Malmo boss has signed a three-year deal at Ewood Park to take over the reins from Tony Mowbray who will leave the club upon the expiration of his contract this summer.

Everton, Leeds and Bournemouth 'facing fight to sign £13m Blackburn striker Ben Brereton Diaz'
The Blackburn striker is in demand after scoring 22 goals and recorded three assists in all competitions this season for the Championship side.

EFL ups and downs as Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest fight for Championship promotion
We're at the business end of the season in the EFL with matters of promotion, relegation and play-offs all set to be decided in the next few days. Here's what to look out for in the closing few weeks.

Tony Mowbray set to leave Blackburn Rovers after five years in charge at Ewood Park
The Blackburn boss revealed he had not had any talks with the owners about his future at Ewood Park, with his contract at the club due to expire in the summer.

‘Great ambition’: Blackburn appoint Jon Dahl Tomasson as head coach

  • Former Denmark striker twice led Malmö to Swedish title
  • He says target is to become sustainable Premier League club

Blackburn have appointed Jon Dahl Tomasson as their head coach on a contract to 2025. The former Denmark striker, who played in England for Newcastle, led Malmö to back-to-back Swedish titles before leaving last December.

Tomasson takes over from Tony Mowbray, who departed last month after an eighth-placed Championship finish. Tomasson has been coaching since his retirement as a player in 2011 and had spells in charge of Excelsior and Roda JC in the Netherlands before working as an assistant with Vitesse Arnhem and Denmark.

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Blackburn Rovers become first UK football club to host Eid prayers on pitch

Hundreds of people congregate at Ewood Park to mark end of holy month of Ramadan

Blackburn Rovers have become the first UK football club to host Eid prayers on their pitch.

Hundreds of people congregated at Ewood Park on Monday to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Aerial footage tweeted by the club showed about half the pitch covered with prayer mats and a sermon being delivered.

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Championship roundup: Philip Billing double keeps Bournemouth on track

  • Cherries stay ahead in automatic promotion chase
  • Forest thrash Swansea to set up thriller on Tuesday

Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest both recorded resounding victories to tee up their second versus third meeting at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday, as the race for automatic promotion and play-off places goes the distance.

Dominic Solanke’s 30th goal of the season and two emphatic finishes from Philip Billing gave Bournemouth a dominant 3-0 win at Blackburn to keep them in the driving seat for second place. The result extinguished Blackburn’s faint play-off hopes, with the damage done in a run of 16 games that yielded 13 points, taking them from second to ninth.

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Blackburn leave Tony Mowbray in limbo as QPR confirm Mark Warburton exit

  • Mowbray out of contract and has heard nothing from club
  • QPR look to build on style of play set out by Mark Warburton

The Blackburn manager, Tony Mowbray, has made a decision over his future at the club and looks likely to leave Ewood Park after five years in charge. Rovers are chasing a playoff place with two games of the Championship season remaining, but Mowbray says he has not heard anything from the club about his future.

Speaking before the visit of Bournemouth on Saturday, Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph: “All I can do is say that there’s been no conversation, no approach, no discussions and we’re a week away from the end of the season, so what do you want me to think?

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Championship roundup: West Brom complete upset of leaders Fulham

  • Callum Robinson’s second-half goal gives West Brom 1-0 win
  • Bournemouth held by Reading; Blackburn see off Derby

Fulham missed the chance to move further clear at the top of the Championship table after they were beaten 1-0 at West Brom, though second-placed Bournemouth were unable to take full advantage.

The hosts at the Hawthorns went close in the first half when Karlan Grant’s effort was pushed on to the post by Marek Rodak before Callum Robinson finally made the breakthrough just after the hour.

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Gordon Lee, former Everton manager and Aston Villa defender, dies aged 87

  • Blackburn and Newcastle among other clubs Lee managed
  • He won the League Cup as a Villa player in 1961

The former Everton manager Gordon Lee has died at the age of 87. Lee held the job from 1977 to 1981, leading the team to a League Cup final, two FA Cup semi-finals and two top-four finishes in the First Division.

Born in Cannock in Staffordshire, Lee began his playing career at Hednesford Town before joining Aston Villa in 1955. A right-back, he spent the next 11 years there, playing in their 1961 League Cup final win before ending his career with Shrewsbury.

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