What time are the trains to Wembley? Sam Allardyce wants cup finals ahead of European football
A push for European football may not be beyond Rovers this term if they can improve upon their 10th-placed finish in the 2009-10 campaign.
Allardyce's side also reached the Carling Cup semi-finals, where they were beaten over two legs by Aston Villa, their opponents in tomorrow night's third-round tie.
The manager knows that progress in the league must be the club's main objective, but Allardyce would love to go one better in the cup and earn a trip to Wembley he feels would potentially be more special than any journey across the continent.
'My priority every year is about finishing as high as we can - Premier League first, those are my instructions from my bosses' said Allardyce.
'Anything else over and above that is a bonus, but I've always said from an ambition point of view and just from a pure football point of view, everybody wants to get to a cup final.
'For me, it's probably more exciting getting to a cup final than it is competing in Europe.
'If you get to a cup final you could be up there on the rostrum picking the trophy up and that stays with you for the rest of your life.'
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