Stewart out to show Burnley fans what he can
BLACKBURN Rovers loanee Cameron Stewart is determined to finally show the Burnley fans what he can do tomorrow – after being restricted to only two starts during his spell at Turf Moor earlier in the season.
Stewart joined Rovers on loan from Hull at the beginning of the month, having spent the first half of the season on loan at Burnley.
But he was largely a substitute under Eddie Howe and then did not feature at all in the two months after Sean Dyche arrived as manager.
“I think I started two games while I was at Burnley, and one of those was away,” Stewart said.
“I don’t think the fans there will really know what I’m about. There’s a lot more that they haven’t seen.
“I’m desperate to show everybody what I can do.
“It’s been a long season and a frustrating season.”
Stewart’s time at Burnley meant that as soon as he arrived at Ewood Park people were quick to mention the upcoming derby match.
“When I played my first game I had a bit of banter from the fans on the way into the ground and theway out!” he said. “I think they’re all looking forward to the big derby day.
“It will be a bit of a weird one, starting the season at one club and ending it at another one.
“But I’ll be looking forward to the game because it’s a big derby and everyone enjoys the derby games. It was frustrating, not playing at Hull and then going to Burnley. I thought it was going to start off well and then it was frustrating again.
“But that’s football, managers change things and now I’m here and I can hopefully get myself going again.”
Stewart has had to sit out Rovers’ the FA Cup matches against Millwall because he was cup-tied but he is available again and is set to start in tomorrow’s derby having made two appearances since signing for the club.
Stewart may have some inside information on Rovers’ rivals ahead of tomorrow’s game but knows boss Michael Appleton will already have done his homework.
“If the gaffer asks me I would obviously tell him what I know,” said the former Manchester United youngster.
“But I’m sure he’ll have his own preparations planned!”