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A game to really look forward to

23 October 2015

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Gary Bowyer has called on the players to show the same passion and belief that will be displayed from the stands when Rovers take on Burnley tomorrow lunchtime.

The anticipation has been building following the midweek draw with Derby County as the two east Lancashire sides resume their rivalry at Ewood Park - kick-off 12.30pm.

Whilst the Rovers boss admits that they'll prepare for the match in the same manner as any other game, Saturday's clash will be a special occasion.

"Once the Derby game was out of the way then the talk at the training ground was about this Saturday's match and rightly so as it is one that everybody is really looking forward to," said the Rovers boss.

"I don't think the build-up is any different in a sense of how we prepare, we'll go through the same processes. But the main thing is that it is the local derby and the atmosphere that takes place at these games. It is just completely different and one that you've really got to love and enjoy being involved in.

"Obviously the main thing from both club's point of view is that both sets of supporters behave themselves and that there is no trouble.

"We need that passion in our game but it doesn't need to boil over on the terraces and cause any trouble whatsoever. The passion and the banter is one thing but we've got to make sure that it stays at that.

"We are always demanding that passion, enthusiasm and energy from our players but for both teams it is also important that they keep their discipline on the pitch. Having eleven players on the pitch is crucial."

Rovers supporters are reminded to get their Burnley tickets in advance as there'll be no sales on the day of the game.

Tickets for Saturday's 12.30pm clash will be on sale until close of business this Friday, with a crowd of over 20,000 anticipated for the first east Lancashire derby of the season.

Tickets are available to database members with a history of purchasing tickets to Rovers home games with prices from £28 for Adults, from £19 for Seniors, from £19 for 18-21 year-olds, and from £14 for Juniors aged 17 and under.

Book online today at and collect your tickets from the Blackburn End ticket office from 9am on the morning of the game.

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