Accrington Stanley will host Lancashire neighbours Blackburn Rovers in a pre-season friendly this summer.

Gary Bowyer’s side will come to the Store First Stadium on Wednesday 23rd July 2014. Kick off will be 7:45pm.

The friendly is part of the deal which saw young Stanley star Connor Mahoney move to Ewood Park earlier this season and could see the youngster return for the first time as a Rovers player.

Bowyer’s men finished the Championship season in eighth spot, missing out on the play-offs by two points.

It’s likely to be a big day for Stanley boss James Beattie who started his playing career as a trainee at Ewood Park.

Further details and admission prices will be announced in the coming weeks, along with a number of other pre-season games as the Reds prepare for 2014/15.