Blackburn Rovers ace Tyrhys Dolan believes he has found his shooting boots again – quite literally – ahead of facing Preston North End.

Championship action is so close to returning after the World Cup break.

The first game of the Championship’s return this weekend involves North End.

PNE make the short trip to Ewood Park on Saturday, taking on Blackburn Rovers in a midday kick-off.

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Both teams lost their last game; PNE were beaten at home by Millwall whilst Blackburn suffered a galling defeat away at bitter rivals Burnley.

North End would love to come back to action with a derby day win and will be looking to keep Tyrhys Dolan quiet.

Dolan remains a big subject of discussion for some PNE fans given that North End surprisingly released him in 2020.

Dolan went on to join Blackburn and has established himself as a valuable first-team player at Ewood Park.

Seeing Dolan succeed anywhere would have been difficult for PNE fans to swallow but Blackburn? That has really hurt.

Dolan even scored against PNE in 2020, acrobatically celebrating as he made a successful return to Deepdale.

The 20-year-old winger has played well this season, bagging three goals and five assists in 23 games.

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Dolan would love to add to that against PNE and he believes that his shooting boots have returned ahead of the game – and that’s quite literally.

Dolan has told the Lancashire Telegraph that he lost his usual boots ahead of Blackburn’s trip to Spain and had to wear replacements.

The ex-PNE talent claims he had his worst training session in those new boots and has now thrown them in the bin having found his usual pair.

Dolan thinks he will be able to play at full tilt in his normal boots and PNE will have to keep close tabs on him this weekend.

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