Rovers aim to put boot in

18 October 2009 09:19
Blackburn's players have been left in no doubt of the importance of their derby against Burnley - the club's boot man Harry Kenyon has told them not to bother showing up next week if they lose. The Lancashire clash is building up to be a memorable contest to secure the local bragging rights, and Rovers skipper Ryan Nelsen knows exactly what is at stake. Nelsen said: "Losing doesn't even bear thinking about - I wouldn't want to show my face near Harry if the worst happens. "Every time he hands the guys a pair of boots he reminds us that there is no way we can lose. "But we are only thinking about winning. We are very confident and we have a great record at home." The clubs' last meeting came in 2005 in the FA Cup fifth round, when Rovers triumphed in a replay, but Burnley won the last top-flight encounter back on New Year's Day, 1966.

Source: Eurosport