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FORMER England cap­tain Alan Shearer is to have a road named af­ter him near Black­burn Rovers’ Ewood Park home.

Shearer scored 130 goals in 171 games for Black­burn and was part of their Pre­mier League win­ning side in 1995.

Black­burn, to­gether with Dar­wen Coun­cil, said they wanted to recog­nise the “key role” he played in that ti­tle win 20 years ago and are set to name the road Alan Shearer Way.

Shearer said: “My time play­ing for Rovers, and also be­ing part of the team that won the ti­tle, was an in­cred­i­bly happy pe­riod of my life.

“I will al­ways look back fondly on the time and the peo­ple that made it spe­cial.”

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