Date: 22nd August 2017 at 7:44pm
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Tony Mowbray will hope to make have plenty of memorable moments during his time in charge of Blackburn.

Obviously, a win over Burnley would rank right up there as one of them should this happen at Ewood Park this evening.

The Lancashire derby League Cup meeting at Ewood Park is one that Mowbray is looking forward too, knowing this applies to all at the club.

With this being at home the boss was even happier.

He told the Official Website: ‘First and foremost I was just happy to be at home. As far as it being Burnley, people around this building at the training centre have made me aware the rivalry, the close rivalry of it really. I got two messages on the night from staff here, but everybody was talking about it the next day of course.’

Mowbray’s been involved in various derbies during his playing and managerial career but the rivalry, in fact closeness, between Blackburn and Burnley wasn’t something the boss actually appreciated until his arrival in Lancashire.

‘I have to say living in the north east of England, Suffolk and Scotland most of my life I never would have grasped that Blackburn and Burnley and the geography of how close they were to be honest. It is not something that has hit me in the face before of a huge rivalry and yet I can feel it from the people around the building who have lived here all their lives how important this game is to them,’ he added.

Concluding: ‘So like all derbies, and I’ve been involved in a lot of derbies in the various parts of the country, we’ll give it our very best shot and leave no stone unturned in trying to get a result. Lets hope, because it is such a big game, a derby game, that however the game is going the fans are supportive of the lads in the blue and white shirts who are trying their best for them.’

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