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Our attitude has to be spot on

23 August 2016

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Owen Coyle says his Rovers side need to approach tonight's match with Crewe Alexandra with the same mentality as they did in the previous round against Mansfield Town.

After defeating the Stags 2-1 at the One Call Stadium, Rovers go into this evening's EFL Cup 2nd round tie looking to avoid being one of the upsets of the night against the League 2 side. 

Coyle knows Rovers have to show the right attitude if they are to reach the next round of the competition, and that they'll be coming up against a side with a fine footballing heritage.

"I think it is the exact same challenge," the manager told Rovers PlayerHD. "They are going to be up for the game and Blackburn Rovers will be a scalp for them.

"So we have to make sure that in terms of mentally, that we are ready for the game, and that our attitude is spot on, and if we do that then we feel that we have good players that can go and win the game and earn the opportunity of a possible 'glamour tie' against one of the elite clubs.

"But to do that we are going to have to do the basics well and work really hard and show our quality.

"Crewe have always been very well brought up from Dario Gradi to Steve Davis who has been there for a number of years now, they pass and move the ball, they are always pleasing on the eye, they always play the same way.

"The young players that play for them are well taught, well schooled, and they are well educated in terms of how football should be played.

"So it will be a tough game, it has the makings of a good cup tie, so I hope the fans come along."

Young fans cheering on Rovers at this evening's EFL Cup match against Crewe Alexandra are asked to come in their favourite blue and white colours for the chance of winning a great experience on the pitch!

Staff from the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust will be pitchside from 7.00pm selecting young fans from the Family Stand in the appropriate jersey to form the flag-waving guard of honour as the players come out - an exciting chance to set foot on the Ewood Park pitch.

Young fans that want to be considered for the opportunity need to be of primary school age and preferably wearing this season's home shirt when the selection takes place before kick-off.
The new GAME Room, which is proving to be a huge hit amongst the young supporters, will be open as usual for tonight's match, so why not come down early and challenge your mates to a game of FIFA!

Striker's Family Lounge and the Fosters FanZone are closed this evening.

Tickets for tonight's cup tie will be on sale up until the 7.45pm kick-off. Tickets are priced at just £12 Adults, £5 Concessions and £2 for Juniors aged 17 and under.

Book now online at and collect on the night, or in person at the Roverstore, or by calling the ticket office on 01254 372000.

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