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Bounce back against Burnley

6 March 2014

Luke Varney is eager for Rovers to take their disappointment from last weekend's defeat at Bolton out on local rivals Burnley this Sunday.

Varney, who could make his home debut in the eagerly-awaited clash, knows that Rovers didn't perform at the Reebok last time out and is keen to make amends.

“Saturday has been put to bed quite quickly,” said the loan man. “We are experienced enough to know we let everyone down, including ourselves.

“But we’ve got a big fixture coming up this weekend so we’ve turned our attention to it quite quickly.

“It’s quite important to keep a level head when you come up to big, fierce derbies like this but come Saturday and Sunday we’ll be buzzing and ready to go."

Varney hasn't experienced an East Lancashire derby, but the 31-year-old is well versed with what is required, especially having already been on the losing side to the Clarets this campaign.

The striker added: “No matter who the game is against I will be delighted to put the shirt on at Ewood. It is going to be a big occasion and a great one to be involved in.

“There’ll be an extra bit of spice, but on a personal level for the players we need to right the wrongs of last Saturday and with it being Burnley it would be even better.

“I’ve felt the strong hand of Burnley already this season, they’ve done brilliantly and we have to give them credit for what they have achieved.

“But we’ll be looking to get our season back on track by winning the game, putting in a really good performance for the fans and, as I said, putting right what was wrong last Saturday.”

Tickets for the match will be on sale to Rovers fans with a database history of purchasing tickets until 4pm on Saturday. Supporters should note that there will be no sales on the day of the game on police advice.

Adult tickets are priced from £25, but why not save on matchday costs by taking advantage of our combined Burnley and AFC Bournemouth offer, with Adult tickets from just £31.

See here for full details.

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