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We're looking forward to the test

10 March 2017

Boss Tony Mowbray knows that Saturday's match at Norwich City will be a tough task, but it is one that they can approach with confidence.

After three consecutive home matches, Rovers are back on their travels with a trip to Carrow Road, and with a four-match unbeaten run under his stewardship, Mowbray is relishing the challenge.

The boss is familiar with several of the opposition squad having worked with them in the past, so is fully aware of the threat that the Canaries can carry.

"Norwich were in the Premier League last season and they've got some big named players," said the head coach.

"Players that I've worked with and know in the past, Graham Dorrans, Youssouf Mulumbu, Steven Whittaker, they are all very experienced and talented football players.

"Cameron Jerome up top, big strong and powerful, Jacob Murphy is a very talented young guy, very fast and direct, they've got two centre-halves who are both over 6'4", they've got good players all over.

"So it is a tough game and a big ask for us. But we've taken points off Derby and Cardiff so we'll have the confidence to go to Norwich and hopefully we can make their life uncomfortable and see if we can get something from the game.

"So I'm looking forward to the test of taking our team there and seeing what we can achieve and what we can do.

"Because the games program has been so intense we'll have one day's real preparation into what we think Norwich might do and how they might play and how we think we can set up to give them problems.

"We have to find a way to get some points away from home. We are going to have to because we've got seven away games coming and four at home.

"We know we've got a tough fixture run-in, but it is important to focus on every one and make sure that we give our very best to try and take as many points as we can - both home and away."

Rovers fans who haven't yet purchased their tickets for Saturday's match against Norwich City will be able to pay on the day at Carrow Road.

Some 350 tickets have been sold for the weekend clash in East Anglia, with tickets going off sale at the Roverstore, Ewood Park at 3.30pm this Friday.

After that tickets will be for sale from the main ticket office at Norwich - cash only. Prices are £25 Adults, £15 Seniors 65+, £10 Under 18, £5 Under 12 £5.

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