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Bruno Ribeiro

Rovers have confirmed today that they have completed the signing of Brazilian full-back Bruno Ribeiro. Ribeiro has joined on a free transfer and has signed a three-year deal after impressing during a pre-season trial period. Rovers are hoping that Ribeiro will be part of the squad on Saturday. Fellow new signing Radosav Petrovic faces a race against time to get all the necessary paperwork done in order to make his debut on Saturday.

Kalinic and Andrews Move

Rovers have confirmed that striker Niko Kalinic has completed his move to Russian side Dnipro. The fee is undisclosed but BRFCS understand that it is in the region of £6 million.

Keith Andrews has also left the club. Andrews has joined Championship side Ipswich Town on a loan deal until January.

Team News

Rovers kick off their Premier League campaign on Saturday when they face Wolverhampton Wanderers at Ewood Park. Chris Samba is a doubt with a groin injury which he picked up during the Asia Cup. Ryan Nelsen also misses the match due to still feeling the after effects of his operation. New signing David Goodwillie is expected to play some part on Saturday.

Carling Cup

Rovers have drawn League One side Sheffield Wednesday in the Carling Cup. The tie will be played at Ewood Park during the week commencing 22 August 2011.

New Shirts

Rovers have announced that new shirts will go on sale at 9:00am tomorrow. They will be available at the Roverstores at Ewood Park and Blackburn town centre. Due to supporter demand, shirts will go on sale without the sponsor logo. Although fans can purchase the shirts without the logo, they will be able to get the logo put on at a later date if they so wish. In order to do this, supporters will need to produce their receipt. Shirts with the sponsor logo pre-printed will be available in September.

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