Workington Reds to face young side from Championship club in pre-season

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Blackburn will send their Under-23 team to Borough Park (photo: PA)
Blackburn will send their Under-23 team to Borough Park (photo: PA)

Workington Reds will take on a side from Championship club Blackburn Rovers in a pre-season friendly.

The Ewood Park club will send an XI to Borough Park for the game against Danny Grainger's men in July.

Blackburn say it will be their Under-23 side, managed by Mike Sheron, that visits west Cumbria.

The match will be held on Saturday, July 2 with a 3pm kick-off.

The game is one of a number of pre-season games confirmed by Workington.

Another sees Grainger's side take on Scottish League Two side Dumbarton.

The Sons, who have just been relegated to Scotland's fourth tier, will visit Borough Park on Tuesday, July 5.

Workington have six friendlies in the pre-season calendar so far.

They will start on Thursday, June 23 against Whitehaven AFC for the Shaun Hocking Memorial Trophy.

After Blackburn U23s' visit on July 2, Reds will then host Carlisle United on Saturday, July 9.

They then go to Consett the following Saturday, July 16, before going to Penrith AFC - now managed by ex-Reds boss Darren Edmondson - on Tuesday, July 19.

A trip to Kendal Town then follows on Saturday, July 23.

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