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Keane can't wait

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

Despite only joining Rovers on Friday, loan signing Michael Keane is already well aware of what Sunday's match against Burnley means.

The Manchester United youngster, who has joined on loan until the end of the season, has watched previous encounters between the two sides on TV, and is relishing the prospect of making his debut in the heated atmosphere of an East Lancashire derby.

"The game on Sunday is a massive derby," the defender told Rovers Player. "I know what it means to the fans.

"I'm really looking forward to it, it should be some atmosphere. I've seen a few of the derby games before on TV, you've got to relish playing in these games.

"We'll be ready for it and we'll put on a good performance. But not just that game, every game that is coming up.

"They come thick and fast and I've just got to make sure I'm ready to help when I'm needed."

Keane will be tasked with keeping the Championship's top strike duo at bay, as Danny Ings and Sam Vokes have some 42 goals between them this season.

"We know it is going to be a tough game," added Keane. "I know Danny Ings from England duty so I know he is a top player, as is Vokes as well.

"So it'll be tough, but we have to play together as a team and make sure we are organised and I'm sure we'll do well.

"We've just to treat it like any other game, prepare as well as you can, thats all we can do."

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.