FIVE young players from the Middle East are heading to Blackburn Rovers for a two-week training programme.

The quintet were selected at the end of the ‘Rovers Stars’ tournament in Bahrain organised by the club’s owners Venky’s in association with the Bahrain FA.

The annual seven-a-side tournament featured 38 players aged under 17 nominated from clubs in Bahrain.

At the end of the tournament Rovers scouts selected five players to attend a two-week training programme at Brockhall.