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Great to be back home

Posted: Sat 08 Mar 2014
Author: rovers.co.uk

Boss Gary Bowyer is looking forward to being back on home soil after over a month without a match at Ewood Park.

Football returns to the home of Rovers when Burnley are the visitors in the Sunday lunchtime kick-off.

The last game at Ewood saw Rovers defeat fellow Lancastrians Blackpool 2-0, so a similar scoreline would be very welcome.

"I think it was February 1st, Blackpool at home, so we've been on the road since then," said Bowyer.

"We've now got an opportunity to play two games in the space of four days at home and we are looking forward to it.

"Our home form has been good and it is something that we need to continue."

The Rovers boss knows that it won't be easy against the high-flying Clarets, who go into Sunday's match in fine form.

"They are reaping the rewards of consolidating last season and now they've kicked on this term," added the Rovers boss.

"If you look at the number of players that they have that have played over 30 games it is impressive.

"They've had the luck with the injuries but he's done a magnificent job. Not just Sean but his staff as well. I know Ian Woan and Tony Loughlan well.

"He deserves all the plaudits, the English game harps on about English managers not getting an opportunity in the big league and here's someone that has done it for the last 18 months building Burnley up."

Supporters are reminded that there will be no tickets on sale on the day of the Burnley game.

Rovers fans who have a database history of purchasing tickets have until 4.00pm on Saturday to get them from the Roverstore at Ewood Park, and until 5.30pm from the Oneroverstore in Blackburn town centre.

Adult prices are from £25 for Sunday's 12.30pm kick-off, but supporters can purchase a Burnley and AFC Bournemouth ticket together for just £31 for the two games in the RFS Riverside Stand with our special double deal discount.