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Home wins are vital

22 August 2012

Steve Kean is determined that Rovers start their home campaign on a high.

Rovers take on Hull City at Ewood Park this evening, their first home npower Championship match of season and the manager knows just how important it is to hit the ground running.

"I think we've got a great opportunity to start the season on a real high note with a positive result," said the Rovers boss.

"The signs are there for us to see that we can click and that we can get things going in our attacking play. Against Ipswich I felt we looked solid defensively. I thought our organisation behind the ball was good.

"We've been working very hard over the summer to get players in, and there were four making their debuts on Saturday.

"So it will take a little bit of time to gel but the signs in certain aspects of our forward play was there for all to see.

"I think the signs are there, it has been difficult for Colin Kazim as he's not been here since day one in pre-season, Danny Murphy missed a couple of weeks, Dickson Etuhu was playing catch-up and Bradley Orr missed quite a lot of pre-season.

"So I think getting that first game under their belts will do them well. We got a point at a difficult away ground and it should be noted that of the three relegated teams all playing away games we were the only ones to pick up a point."

With Rovers having one target in mind this season - promotion - Kean knows that it is vital that they don't drop any points on home soil.

"We are aiming for 90 points and if you are aiming for 90 points you can only afford to lose a few games.

"We have to be getting points on the road and winning our home games and if we can do that over the course of the season then we'll have a good chance of winning the league, that is the only objective that we have."

Supporters are reminded that this evening's match against Hull City kicks off at 7.45pm.

The ticket office is expecting to be busy in the run-up to tonight's season opener so if you haven't yet purchased your season tickets or matchday tickets then please allow plenty of time.

Season tickets for the 2012-13 are still on sale and represent fantastic value with adult prices starting from just £259 - that's just £11.30 per game!

It is £145 for a young adult (aged 16-21 years) in the Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End, Darwen End and Riverside stands and just £85 for an under-16 – that’s just £3.70 per game!

Matchday tickets for tonight's game are priced from £15 for Adults, from £10 for Students/Seniors and from £5 for Juniors 15 and under.

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