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We can't wait

12 September 2013

Gary Bowyer has reported a spring in the step of the players as those away on international duty reported back ahead of Saturday's lunchtime clash with Burnley.

With impressive back-to-back wins over Barnsley and Bolton Wanderers, the break came at an unfortunate time for Rovers, but Bowyer reports the squad are still in good heart ahead of the eagerly-awaited east Lancashire derby.

"Everybody is back, the feel good factor is there and it was competitive in training this morning and of a good standard," said the Rovers boss.

"Of course we would have liked the games to have continued and have done without the international break, but it has allowed a couple of players to get closer to return with Lee Williamson and Adam Henley.

"So you can use it to your advantage or disadvantage either way, but we are looking forward to the game and can't wait."

Bowyer knows that Saturday's Turf Moor match won't be an easy one with the Clarets having started the season well.

Sean Dyche's side sit third in the Sky Bet Championship table with ten points from their opening five games.

"I think what Burnley have is the advantage of having a settle squad from last season," added Bowyer. "They haven't really added to the squad that much but at the same time they've only really lost Charlie Austin.

"So the stability that they've got at the club is something that we've been crying out for and you can see the benefits of that and they've started well.

"They'll be well organised but we've got to go and put our stamp on the game."

Tickets go off sale to Rovers fans at 5pm this Thursday. Blues Bar will be showing the match live on their big screens, whilst Rovers Player will be providing full audio commentary of the game.

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