What do you think the outcome of Sunday’s derby will be and why?
THE result at Bolton was shocking, so was the performance, but now that’s out of our system, I’m confident of a win against our rivals.
Burnley have had a good string of results but player for player, we are the stronger team and should Grant Hanley, Tom Cairney and David Dunn return to action, then it will be a huge boost.
Regardless of form, Blackburn have always shown that they are superior, both on recent achievements and the head-to-head and I fully expect our quality to shine through once again to extend our unbeaten derby record to yet another season.
ANY other side in their position would look at this game as one that a draw would be a satisfactory outcome.
Regardless of form or league placing, Burnley will feel the pressure of this being a must-win game.
I’ve heard Burnley fans say they’ll accept a play-off place as long as they break the 35-year hoodoo.
All this, despite Burnley being a decent side this season, of course plays into Rovers’ hands and surely they cannot let the fans down as they did Saturday.
Another 1-1 draw beckons.
I CAN see the match report reading something like this: Burnley fans celebrated for the first time since 1979 as their team comprehensively outplayed Rovers.
Burnley are flying high at the moment and seemingly can do little wrong.
Rovers, however, had no answer to the rampant Clarets’ strike force as Danny Ings and Sam Vokes had an Ewood field day against Rovers’ defence.
Huge sighs of relief were heard around Ewood Park as the final whistle blew, the teardrops exploded and reality struck with a vengeance.