Blackburn vs Wrexham: How to watch FA Cup fourth round game online and on TV, team news

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Today's Blackburn vs Wrexham live stream serves up the first meeting between these storied clubs in more than 40 years. Progressing past the FA Cup fourth round clash would be huge for both of them, and you can watch it FREE from anywhere with a VPN.

Blackburn team: Aynsley Pears; Joe Rankin-Costello, Dominic Hyam, Scott Wharton; Andrew Moran, Sondre Tronstad, Jake Garrett, Arnor Sigurdsson; Sammie Szmodics; Tyrhys Dolan, Sam Gallagher

Substitutes: Yasin Ayari, Benjamin Chrisene, Leopold Wahlstedt, Niall Ennis, Patrick Gamble, Dilan Markanday, Adam Wharton, Tom Atcheson, Semir Telalovic

Wrexham team: Arthur Okonkwo; Max Cleworth, Ben Tozer, Eoghan O'Connell; Ryan Barnett, George Evans, Elliot Lee, Andy Cannon, James McClean; Paul Mullin, Sam Dalby

Substitutes: Callum McFadzean, Aaron Hayden, Jordan Tunnicliffe, Jordan Davies, Ollie Palmer, Jacob Mendy, Jake Bickerstaff, James Jones, Luke McNicholas

Blackburn vs Wrexham live stream, date, time, channels

The Blackburn vs Wrexham live stream takes place today (Monday, January 29).
Time: 7:30 p.m. GMT / 2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. PT / 6:30 a.m. AEDT (Jan. 30)
• FREEBBC iPlayer (U.K.)
• U.S.ESPN Plus
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The much-publicized purchase of Wrexham AFC in 2020 by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney has set Phil Parkinson’s Red Dragons on the path to fame and fortune, with the hit series "Welcome to Wrexham" turning journeyman lower league footballers into genuine household names overnight.

As one of the founding members of the Football League, Blackburn Rovers have a bit of history themselves. The six-time FA Cup winners and former Premier League champions have been depleted by injuries this season, but will have their tails up for today’s clash with the League Two high-flyers thanks to the return of several key men.

This is the first competitive meeting between the two sides since the 1981/82 season, with both teams fancying their chances of advancing to the fifth round, and a £120,000 incentive sweetening the deal. The winning team will host Newcastle in the next round.

You'll want to tune in to see who progresses, so read on as we explain all the ways to get a Blackburn vs Wrexham live stream where you are.

How to watch the Blackburn vs Wrexham live stream for FREE in the U.K.

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Football fans in the U.K. can watch Blackburn vs Wrexham for FREE on BBC Wales, and via an online stream available on BBC iPlayer.

But what if you're usually based in the U.K. but aren't at home for the Blackburn vs Wrexham live stream? Perhaps you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on a paid streaming service in a foreign country when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home.

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead, and we'll show you how to do that below. Our favorite VPN service right now is ExpressVPN, but you'll find others in our best VPN services list


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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to BBC iPlayer and watch Blackburn vs Wrexham.

How to watch the Blackburn vs Wrexham live stream in the U.S.

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Blackburn vs Wrexham live stream on ESPN Plus through the ESPN App on a range of devices. While an ESPN Plus subscription does not give you access to regular ESPN content, it will grant you access to thousands of live events, original shows and series that can't be found anywhere else (not even on the standard ESPN service). ESPN+ is available for $10.99 a month or $109.99 a year.

Even better ESPN Plus is available in a bundle with both Hulu and Disney Plus for $24.99 a month. That gets you all of the ESPN Plus events, top Hulu shows like The Dropout and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and the Disney Plus library of classic Disney and Star Wars content.

If you already use ESPN Plus but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Blackburn vs Wrexham live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

How to watch Blackburn vs Wrexham in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Blackburn vs Wrexham live stream on Sportsnet which has exclusive rights to FA Cup soccer in Canada.

To watch the FA Cup on Sportsnet and its streaming service SN Plus, you'll need a Sportsnet premium subscription. This requires a monthly subscription of $34.99 but comes with access to a whole host of other sports from across the world, including out-of-market NHL games, Premiership and Super League rugby. There's also an annual subscription that works out at around $20.99 a month.

If you live in Canada and already subscribe to Sportsnet, but aren't at home right now, you can still watch a Blackburn vs Wrexham live stream by using a quality VPN like ExpressVPN.

How to watch the Blackburn vs Wrexham live stream in Australia

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Aussie soccer fans can watch Blackburn vs Wrexham and every other FA Cup game live on Paramount Plus. The streaming service costs AU$9.99 per month after a 7-day FREE trial, and includes access to MTV and Nickelodeon.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on Paramount Plus, as if you were back home. ExpressVPN is our top pick of the options out there.

How to watch the Blackburn vs Wrexham live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can tune into the Blackburn vs Wrexham live stream via Sky Sport Now. This costs $24.99/week, $44.99/month or $449.99/year. 

Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.

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Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.