Blackburn Rovers players are continuing to raise money and awareness about men's mental and physical health by supporting the Movember campaign.

Sam Szmodics, Aynsley Pears, Sam Gallagher, Dom Hyam and Dilan Markanday and other members of the backroom team have joined forces for a great cause to try and spread the message to check in with your friends and family.

The charity aims to tackle mental health, suicide, prostate cancer and testicular cancer, with hundreds of projects taking place around the country each year. The Movember campaign is always popular with men encouraged to grow a moustache for the entirety of the month without shaving.

At the time of writing, Rovers have raised over £800, with an initial target of £1,000 set. Hyam explained how the team organised the idea, who has the best 'tache and the importance of the campaign.

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"Myself and a few of the staff members got together before the start of the month and we were quite keen to raise some money for prostate cancer," Hyam told RoversTV. "It helps promote general mental health issues amongst men.

"We're at the halfway point and you can just about see it. I think a few of the lads in the dressing room spoke about it and we were keen. We stuck it in the group to find out who wanted to take part and then a few staff members wanted to take part.

"It's a good eight or ten of us going along with it. It gets people talking and causes conversation and that's what it's about. I started from a clean start and some have given themselves a good start.

"It's a funny topic of conversation in the morning and some lads are doing better than us. It's all good fun, I think Dilan is leading the race by far.

"There was a huge stigma about mental health and particularly around men. People are doing more to check on their friends and families and if things like this can spark a conversation and raise some money, it's a really positive thing."

To donate to this worthy cause, please visit Rovers’ JustGiving page by clicking here.