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Make it a special occasion

26 December 2014

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Gary Bowyer believes this afternoon's match against Bolton Wanderers could be a game to remember.

Rovers will be roared on by almost 4500 supporters at the Macron Stadium after the fans sold out their Boxing Day allocation.

The Rovers boss is eager to reward the fans with all three points, and to make amends for their poor showing last time on the road against Brentford.

"Growing up as a kid I can always remember Boxing Day being a special game with local derbies," Bowyer told Rovers Player. "So I'm delighted with the game.

"We know it is going to be an unbelievable atmosphere from our supporters.

"The away end will be full of Blackburn Rovers fans, we'll impress on the players as to how much these games mean to them.

"We owe our supporters one - our away supporters especially - after our performance at Brentford.

"The Boxing Day fixture is always a special one. I love playing the Christmas games, it is a great time of year."

Bowyer knows it won't be easy against the Trotters, but with the backing the boys will receive, it will give them every chance.

Bowyer: "We are going into the game full of confidence off the back of an impressive performance against Charlton where the only criticism of them was it wasn't more than 2-0.

"The fact that we've got 4500 fans, that it's a Boxing Day game, it just adds an extra spice to it.

"I know Neil Lennon and Gary Parker well, so I know exactly what the game is going to be like. It is one that we are really looking forward to.

"When they took over I said I wouldn't rule them out of the play-offs and they've done a tremendous job since they've took over.

"He's made them difficult to beat and difficult to play against, so we've got to be ready for that."

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