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Elliott dreaming of Blackpool déjà vu

Bennett admits expectancy is high in the camp ahead of Blackpool trip

27 November 2017

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Elliott Bennett hopes a familiar opponent can change his luck in front of goal when Rovers make the short trip to the coast to tackle Blackpool on Tuesday night.

The winger's been a regular feature for Rovers this term, but is yet to find the net during the campaign.

However, despite the likes of Marcus Antonsson, Bradley Dack and even Charlie Mulgrew being regular scorers for Rovers already this season, he's not too worried - but admits he wouldn't mind breaking his duck.

"I scored against Blackpool last season in the FA Cup and hopefully there is something in that when we play them on Tuesday," the 28-year-old said.

"As long as we win games then it doesn't matter who gets on the scoresheet.

"I'd happilly not score all season if the team gets promoted. If the club wins then everyone in the team wins, and that's the most important thing.

"It's not about individual accolades or achievements for me or anybody in the dressing room, to be honest.

Elliott signed a fresh contract with Rovers just last month, signalling his feelings that good times are just around the corner for the club, and he confesses that anything other than promotion will be disappointing for not just the players, but for everyone involved with Rovers.

"It's the biggest expectancy I've had in my career," he said openly.

"It's like that in the dressing room and with the fans as well.

"The away support has been phenomenal this season and we'll need them behind us again on Tuesday night. They expect big things from us, which mirrors what we feel in the dressing room. The manager's demands are also the biggest I've been involved in, too.

"The fans here, some of them are only used to seeing Blackburn in the Premier League and in the last few years in the Championship.

"They want us out of this division and - although we're under no illusions - we're working hard every day to ensure that happens."


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