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Posted: Sat 01 Dec 2012
Author: rovers.co.uk

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Henning Berg knows Rovers have to start fast on Sunday.

Boss Henning Berg has demanded that the team right the wrongs of the last two performances when they take on Burnley on Sunday.

Two defeats in a row have left Rovers in tenth place in the league and Berg knows that if the players aren't right at it from the first whistle at Turf Moor then it could be another tough afternoon.

"We are looking to correct our performance against Burnley," admitted Berg.

"We need to make sure that we are right from the very first minute because if we don't do that then we'll make it very difficult for ourselves.

"We know what it means for the fans and we know what it means for this area.

"Of course we want to do our best, I expect our players to do their best every time they play.

"So our attitude towards playing and our attitude towards winning matches should be the same for every game."

The former defender is no stranger to derby matches, having played in the two in the 2000/1 season for Rovers and also for Manchester United against Manchester City and for Rangers against Celtic.

But he believes that the East Lancashire clash is special in it's own right.

"What is a little bit different with this game is the history between both clubs, it has gone on for such a long time," added Berg.

"Both clubs were founder members of the Football League, have fantastic traditions and the rivalry has been there for a long time.

"We don't play them every year, they are close by and when there is a few years in between when we meet them the more intense it gets."

Rovers have sold out their ticket allocation for this game, whilst the beam-back at Ewood Park has also sold out.

Rovers Player will bring you full uninterrupted commentary of the game online.