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The fans will expect us to put on a performance

Rovers captain knows tonight's match is important to the supporters

23 August 2017

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Charlie Mulgrew knows what is required from Rovers this evening when they take on Burnley this evening in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

The experienced defender is no stranger to a derby-day atmosphere having come through the ranks at Celtic, and insists the players understand just what it means to the Rovers fans.

"It is a huge," said the Rovers skipper. "It is our rivals, it is the one the fans want us to win.

"It's all everybody has been speaking about for the last couple of weeks, so we realise how big the game is and are focused and ready for the game.

"A couple of the lads have mentioned how big it is and what it means to people. How good the atmosphere is, so we are all prepared for it."

The Scottish international dismissed suggestions that Rovers have nothing to lose in the match against a Burnley side who'll be favourites, knowing that the fanbase won't see it that way.

He added: "I don't know if our fans feel like that to be honest. For them they want to win, all they keep saying is don't lose.

"So they'll be expecting us to put on a performance and put up a fight, like we did on Saturday at Bradford and I think that's the least we can do.

"So we are looking forward to the game. There will obviously be pressure on Burnley with them being a Premier League team, but we are up for it and we are ready to 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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