Rovers Draw MyPa In The UEFA Cup
The draw for the Second Qualifying Round of the UEFA Cup has been made, and Rovers face a two-legged encounter with Finnish club Myllykosken Pallo-47, better known as MyPa.
A pre-draw was made earlier this morning, which narrowed Rovers' possible opponents down to one of the following:
Myllykosken Pallo-47 (Finland)
SK Liepájas Metalurgs (Latvia)
FK Ekranas (Lithuania)
HJK Helsinki (Finland)
Drogheda United FC (Ireland)
With the draw, which took place in Switzerland (a short time ago) pairing Rovers with MyPa, who currently sit in 4th sport in the Finnish League and have a wealth of European experience. They can also boast having helped star names such as Jari Litmanen and Sami Hyypia (who started his career with the club) to stardom.
The First Leg will take place in Finland on Thursday 16th August 2007, with the Second Leg at Ewood Park two weeks later on Thursday 30th August.
Should (as you would expect, but we will NOT be taking this for granted) Rovers overcome this obstacle a place in the UEFA Cup proper will be guaranteed, with the First Round matches taking place in late September, with British quartet Aberdeen, Bolton Wanderers, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur entering the competition at this stage.
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