BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Blackburn Rovers (A)

Durham Women return to league action with a trip to Blackburn Rovers in the FA Women’s Championship.

The Wildcats will be looking to bounce back from defeat to Bristol City last weekend and keep their hopes of a top two finish alive.

But Blackburn Rovers will prove a stern test for Lee Sanders’ side having already beaten Durham once this term.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the fixture:

THE OPPOSITION

A regular force in the FA Women’s National League, Blackburn finally earned a deserved promotion to the second tier last season.

An Gemma Donnelly has a squad packed with quality and have put in some impressive performances of late.

At the back, Arsenal youngster Fran Stenson provides stability between the sticks while further up the field the quality of Natasha Flint is clear to see.

Saffron Jordan is a prolific striker and the additions of Ellie Fletcher and Missy Kearns add extra depth to Rovers’ squad – with their league position not telling the full story of their ability.

WE’VE MET BEFORE

We’ve met Blackburn just once in the league – with Rovers winning 1-0 at New Ferens Park,

However, we won 3-1 at Bamber Bridge in the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup.

PRE-MATCH COMMENTS

“It’ll be a hard game for us,” said Becky Salicki.

“They’re a physical team, a good team and we’ve always had a real battle when we’ve come up against them.”

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE

MATCH INFORMATION

The match will be played at Bamber Bridge FC, Sir Tom Finney Stadium, Irongate, Brownedge Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 6UU

Kick-off is at 2pm on Sunday, February 2

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets are available on the gate at the following prices:

  • Adults – £5
  • Concessions – £3
  • U18s – £2

GETTING TO THE MATCH

For fans travelling by car, the SatNav postcode for the ground is PR5 6UU.

The nearest train station to the ground is Bamber Bridge, which is approximately 15 minutes’ walk away.

FOLLOW THE GAME

Our official Twitter account (@DurhamWFC) will be providing updates on the match. You can follow the updates and get involved in the match day discussion by using the hashtag #BLAvDUR

This game will also be broadcast LIVE and FREE on the FA Player – FIND OUT MORE HERE.

We’ll also be posting behind the scenes content on our official Instagram account (DurhamWFC) and on our Facebook Page.

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