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Bounce back against Bournemouth

21 August 2014

Tom Cairney wants to take the frustrations from Tuesday night out on AFC Bournemouth this weekend.

The Rovers midfielder experienced the highs and lows of football against Norwich City - scoring a stunning opening goal after just 41 seconds against the Canaries, before tasting the disappointment of losing at the death.

"That one definitely hurts the most, I can't remember ever feeling like that after a game," admitted Cairney. "It was silent in the dressing room, the boys gave everything, we are distraught.

"Decisions have decided the game in the end, we are hurting."

Cairney felt on top of the world after giving Rovers the lead with the first attack of the game, describing it as his best ever goal.

"Barnsley away was sweet last season on the volley but I don't think I've scored as better goal," added the midfielder.

"40 seconds into the game and it was my first touch, I've never had a better first touch than that.

"It felt surreal, I felt I was still in the warm-up, I just ran off, it was a great goal, it is just a shame that we didn't get the win or the draw with it."

Despite the result Cairney feels Rovers can take heart from the Carrow Road display and get back on the points trail against AFC Bournemouth this Saturday.

Until Tuesday's loss, Eddie Howe's side were the last team to defeat Rovers in the league.

"We went down fighting, they scored a second and then we had two cleared off the line," added Cairney.

"The boys worked so hard for each other it is unbelievable. The unbeaten run meant a lot to everyone, the 14 league games, because everybody knows how hard it is to not lose in this league because everyone can beat anyone. It meant a lot to us.

"So now we need to take that frustration out on Bournemouth on Saturday."

Tickets for Saturday's match against AFC Bournemouth are from £12 Adults, from £9 Seniors/Students and from £5 for Under-17s. Buy online today at and collect from the Blackburn End collection point on the day of the game.

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