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Wes - We can play with no pressure

18 February 2017

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Wes Brown believes the pressure will be off Rovers when they take on Manchester United in Sunday's Emirates FA Cup tie.

The former United stalwart knows that his current side will be underdogs when they go head-to-head in the fifth round clash at Ewood Park tomorrow (4.15pm), but insists that they can use that as a positive.

Rovers will play in front of the largest home crowd this season and Brown feels that can inspire the players to perform on the big stage and pull off a cup shock.

"It is good for us as there won't be any pressure on us, we can go out and enjoy it and from that you never know with the cup," said the defender.

"We've got to be positive and enjoy the game and take it to them a little bit.

"I reckon they'll have a few changes but they'll still have quality players that will want to show what they can do. They won't take their foot off the gas.

"For us, we are at home and I'm sure there'll be more there for this game than in previous games so I think that will help us. It'll be nice for the lads to play in front of a big crowd and hopefully we can draw inspiration from that.

"Everyone needs to enjoy this weekend because anything can happen. The big stuff starts next week."

The former England international is expected to be on the bench for Sunday's clash, but with a threadbare squad due to injury and suspension that could give further opportunities for Ryan Nyambe and Connor Mahoney.

Brown has seen the pair at close quarters when turning out for the development squad this season and believes there is plenty of promise to come from the pair of them.

"I've played with a lot of them for the ressies and they've been outstanding," he added.

"They've done really well to get to this stage now, Connor was brilliant the other day and Ryan is as strong as an ox, he does really well.

"They are only just starting out in the game and they are going to be really good players when they get older. To talk to them, they are excited, it is one of those games that you have to be excited about."

Rovers supporters are reminded that they have until close of business this Saturday to get their tickets for the match.

There are no sales on the day, fans have to get their tickets in advance. The Roverstore at Ewood and the call centre will be open today from 10am - 4pm for the sales of tickets.

Tickets are only on sale to Rovers supporters with a database history of purchasing tickets. With prices in all areas at £30 for Adults, £20 for Seniors 65+ and 18-21 year-olds, just £10 for Juniors aged 17 and under.

The Jack Walker Stand has only single seats remaining, fans looking to watch the match with friends will need to purchase tickets in the Blackburn End or the RFS Riverside.

Don't miss out, book online now at, in store at Ewood Park or via our call centre on 01254 372000 from 10am - 4pm today.

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