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Out to cause an upset

25 November 2016

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Owen Coyle believes Saturday's match against Newcastle United presents Rovers with the perfect opportunity to impress.

The Rovers boss insists they'll approach the trip to St. James' Park in the usual positive manner, despite the Magpies riding high at the top of the Championship table.

Coyle knows that the weekend clash will be the toughest of the campaign to date, but believes they have the players to cause Newcastle problems.

"For us it is a brilliant game to look forward to," said the Rovers boss. "To go there and show that Blackburn Rovers are a decent team.

"It is a game that if we are at our best then we are more than capable of getting a positive result, but what we have to do is make sure that we are focussed and ready to go for a great game.

"I think everybody would deem it the toughest fixture in the Championship in respect of Newcastle have spent £70-80 million and would probably be able to do that in January again if they wanted to.

"It is a huge club, there'll be nearly 60,000 fans shouting and bawling and getting behind their team, but for us it is a great opportunity to go and play against good players, a good team, a team that has won nine in a row and will feel they are invincible and beat all before them. So we've got to go there and look to upset them and that is what we will focus on.

"Our approach will be the same, we'll go there looking to be positive, look to play on the front foot and try to bring our good players into the game but accepting that there are a lot of good players on the opposition and make sure we are ready for that.

"We've got to make sure that we stay true to how we want to pass and move the ball, we have goalscorers in our squad, we have players who can create chances and score goals and collectively we want to do better against the ball. We want to be more solid but we know we can cause teams problems."

Rovers supporters are reminded that they have until 4.00pm this Friday to get their tickets for the weekend game against Newcastle United.

With over 1400 tickets sold for the match at St. James' Park, there are just 200 left to sell for the clash with the Magpies.

Fans are reminded that this is an all ticket match and that there will be no tickets on sale on the day of the game.

Prices are £27 Adults, £22 Seniors 65+, £22 Full-Time Students, and £14 Juniors aged 17 & under.

Buy online at, in store at the Rovers Store, or via the call centre on 01254 372000.

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