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Capable of giving them a tough game

23 August 2017

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Tony Mowbray believes his Rovers side can be more than a match for Burnley this Wednesday evening.

The two east Lancashire rivals lock horns at Ewood Park tonight (kick-off 7.45pm) with a place in the third round of the Carabao Cup up for grabs.

The Rovers boss knows that they'll be underdogs against Sean Dyche's side, but insists that in a one-off cup tie anything can happen.

"For us the challenge is to beat a Premier League team," said the Ewood chief.

"I think we'll be well capable of giving them a really tough game as Accrington and Lincoln have done over recent years.

"On any given night in any one-off football match you can give anyone a tough time.

"We can make it hard for them and we can make it a difficult night. The longer we can stay in the game and ask some questions of them, the more nervous they might get about the outcome of it.

"It might be a different thing over the course of a 38-game season in the Premier League, or a 46-game campaign in League One, but in a one-off game, I'm pretty sure we can give them a tough night and a testing night.

"Lets see how we get on. It won't be for the lack of trying, we'll pick a team that can go and try and win this game, be very positive and have a go."

Rovers fans are reminded that tickets for tonight's Carabao Cup tie with Burnley go off sale at 4.00pm. After that time no sales will be allowed.

Tickets are strictly limited to fans with a previous purchase history. It is one ticket per qualifying season ticket holder/1875 Club member.

Full details can be found here.

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