May 26, 2024

Rovers Women kick-off the 2023-24 Barclays Women’s Championship season at Ewood Park this afternoon as they welcome Birmingham City to BB2.

Simon Parker is set to charge of his first competitive fixture in the Rovers dugout as the team get their new era officially underway.

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Rovers are unbeaten in their last two opening day fixtures as they recorded back-to-back victories over Sheffield United during the previous two campaigns. The side will be hoping for a repeat of last year’s opening day result as they beat the Blades 1-0 at Ewood Park in front of a club record crowd.

The side continued their unbeaten run at Ewood Park three months later as they dug deep to earn a 1-1 draw against Southampton. Saffron Jordan was on target for Rovers as she netted late on to earn the side a deserved point.

Rovers will also be searching to better last season’s campaign after they recorded their best-ever Championship point tally last term. Back-to-back wins at the end of the season helped the side pick up six points as they ended the campaign with 23 points on the board.

Parker has added seven new faces to his squad this summer as Chloe Williams and 2022-23 Young Player of the Year Niamh have joined permanently with both signing two-year deals. Tyler Toland and Lucy Shepherd have also joined and Georgia Walters and Emma Taylor have re-joined the club after spells away. Highly-rate defender Hannah Silcock has also joined on a season long loan from Liverpool.

Birmingham City narrowly missed out on promotion last season as they came up short of one point. Darren Carter’s side finished second in the league standings as they enjoyed a strong campaign in tier two following their relegation from the Barclays Women’s Super League. The side have recruited heavily over the summer bringing in the likes of Ellie Mason, Jade Moore and Charlie Devlin on a permanent deal in a bid to do one better this term.

A limited number of tickets remain available for this evening’s fixture at Ewood Park and they are priced at £8 for adults, £6 for seniors, £4 for 12-17 years-old and £2 for under-12s.

Supporters are advised to buy tickets online in advance by clicking here, in order to avoid an expected sell-out on the day.

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