Rovers Under-23s return to action this afternoon, with Ewood Park the venue for the final Premier League 2 Division 1 game of the campaign against Chelsea Under-23s.
Rovers secured their place in the division for next term with a narrow win over Crystal Palace last time out.
First half finishes from Sam Barnes and Harry Leonard produced the goods and ensured survival was confirmed against the Eagles.
However, whilst Rovers’ short-term future has been sealed, opponents Chelsea still have plenty of work to do to make sure they’ll be facing Mike Sheron’s side again next term.
Although the Blues are two points behind Leeds United and occupy the final relegation spot in the top tier of development football, they do have two games in hand on the Whites, who have played all their games this season.
As for his selection options, Sheron will be without Jordan Eastham, who is forced to sit out for the second of a three-game suspension following his sending off at the King Power Stadium a couple of games ago.
That means Antonis Stergiakis is set to continue as the last line of defence in his absence, with Aidan Dowling likely to be the backup option on the bench.
Sam Burns’ sixth goal of the term earned Rovers their first Premier League 2 Division 1 victory of the season against Chelsea when the sides met back in October.
Burns fired home from the spot early on and that was enough to secure a first win and maiden clean sheet of the campaign for Sheron’s visitors in Surrey.
Kick-off is at 1pm at Ewood Park with entry FREE to all.