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It'll be a great occasion

22 August 2017

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Corry Evans can't wait to face local rivals Burnley once more in Wednesday night's Carabao Cup clash.

The second round draw saw the two east Lancashire clubs go head-to-head once more for what is bound to be an exciting night at Ewood Park

The midfielder, who scored in the previous round as Rovers knocked out Coventry City, knows all about the occasion, and is looking forward to playing in front of a large home crowd.

"It is a great occasion, it is a really good atmosphere with the two local rivals coming together," said Evans.

"It is quite intense the game, you don't really get a minute. Burnley like to play a lot of balls into your box so you know you are going to have to be up for a battle.

"So it is something that I am really looking forward to, it will be nice to play in front of the fans."

The Northern Ireland international made his full debut in a Rovers shirt in the 1-1 draw against Burnley at Turf Moor in September 2013, and whilst he wasn't aware of the rivalry then, it didn't take him long to find out.

"When I first joined I didn't realise the rivalry was that strong," he added. "It took me until the build-up of that week to realise the hatred between the two sets of fans.

"I knew it was a local derby but I didn't realise it was that intense or big. I hadn't really played a game as big as this in my career, at Hull the closest was maybe Leeds but that was still 45 minutes away.

"So it wasn't until I came here that I realised the significance of the game. I've been here for four years now so I am well aware of it all."

Rovers fans are reminded that tickets for tomorrow night's Carabao Cup tie with Burnley go off sale at 4.00pm on the day of the game.

After that time no sales will be allowed so supporters need to make their purchase in advance.

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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