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Published: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:46:50 +0000

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Sean Dyche praises Ashley Barnes as he returns to Brighton

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:50:00 +0000

ASHLEY Barnes will return to his former club today as a symbol of how far the Clarets have come in recent years and how some of Sean Dyche's longstanding players have kept pace with that development.



'I think that is hugely improved' - Rovers boss hails team spirit after last season’s ‘problems’ were ‘ironed out’

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

TONY Mowbray has credited his Rovers players with creating a strong team spirit and feel-good factor around the club after admitting one or two ‘problems’ within the squad last year have been ‘ironed out’.



'Leave your egos at the gate' - Sean Dyche insists Burnley are in it together

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

BURNLEY might be mixing it with the Premier League’s elite this season but Sean Dyche will continue to tell his players to ‘leave their egos at the gate’.



'My only focus is to be here' - Leeds United loanee Marcus Antonsson enjoying life at Rovers and wants to help in promotion bid

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:17:35 +0000

MARCUS Antonsson is enjoying his football at Ewood Park and says his only focus is on helping Rovers win promotion back to the Championship.



Tony Mowbray welcomes the return of Craig Conway as he challenges Rovers winger to provide a goal threat

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:00:00 +0000

A LEADER in the dressing room and a hard worker on the pitch, Tony Mowbray is delighted to welcome Craig Conway back in to the fold.



Sean Dyche focuses on yearly progression first for Burnley

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:50:00 +0000

SEAN Dyche raised a wry smile yesterday when he was asked whether Manchester City were over the hill and far away when it came to the Premier League title race - leaving the Clarets to battle it out with the rest for the second.



'It’s always a chance to impress' says Danny Graham as Rovers striker hopes for the nod against Charlton

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:10:00 +0000

DANNY Graham insists any game-time provides the chance to impress but says the players have become used to Tony Mowbray's rotation policy.



'I want the players to inspire the supporters' but Rovers boss admits replicating goalscoring displays at Ewood is difficult

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

TONY Mowbray wants to create an Ewood experience similar to that which the travelling Rovers fans have enjoyed so far this season.



Stanley could add substance to style but boss John Coleman won't change his philosophy ahead of Lincoln City trip

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:27:59 +0000

JOHN Coleman admits his Accrington Stanley side may need to modify their approach moving in to the winter months but that won’t come at the expense of his footballing philosophy.



'A funny answer to a funny question' - Sean Dyche on Burnley's 'Proudsville'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:50:00 +0000

SEAN Dyche said he was giving a 'funny answer to a funny question' when he came out with his 'Proudsville' line after Burnley's win over Stoke City.



Burnley's development record a 'big pull' for Charlie Taylor

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:30:00 +0000

CHARLIE Taylor said Sean Dyche’s reputation for developing and improving players was a ‘big pull’ in making the move to Burnley in the summer.



Brighton boss Chris Hughton hails 'exceptional' Burnley

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:57:35 +0000

BRIGHTON boss Chris Hughton has hailed Burnley as 'exceptional' ahead of the meeting between the two sides at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.



Burnley buoyed by double defensive fitness boost

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:06:30 +0000

MATT Lowton and Ben Mee are both available for Burnley's trip to Brighton this weekend, but Stephen Ward faces a battle to be fit.



'Willem hasn’t done himself any harm' - Tony Mowbray on the prospect of a Rovers start for midfielder Tomlinson

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:34:53 +0000

WILLEM Tomlinson has done his chances of starting this weekend’s league match with Charlton Athletic no harm, according to boss Tony Mowbray.



Sean Dyche hails Nick Pope's 'very healthy' Premier League start

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:57:26 +0000

SEAN Dyche has hailed Nick Pope's 'very healthy' start to his Premier League career as the Clarets goalkeeper continues to impress in the absence of Tom Heaton.



Simon Smith: Desire of Rovers midfielder Richie Smallwood means he’s the one wearing the crown

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:52:34 +0000

I had envisaged writing this in front of a roaring coal fire in a country pub accompanied by a pint, a warming chaser and some dry-roasted whilst celebrating a textbook win at Crewe, writes Simon Smith.



Scott Arfield hails early momentum as key to Burnley's success

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:15:29 +0000

SCOTT Arfield believes Burnley are building on the momentum picked up from their opening away trips of the season after soaring into the Champions League spots on Tuesday night.



BURNLEY FANS' JURY: Would you offer Scott Arfield a new deal?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:50:00 +0000

OUR jury members discuss the big issues at Turf Moor. This week it's Scott Arfield and whether he deserves a new contract at Turf Moor.



MATCHDAY LIVE: Crewe Alexandra v Blackburn Rovers

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:17:45 +0000

Updates from Gresty Road as Rovers face Crewe Alexandra in their FA Cup second round replay.



'We got the job done' - Tony Mowbray reacts to Rovers' FA Cup win at Crewe Alexandra

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:41:25 +0000

TONY Mowbray said it was ‘job done’ for Rovers as they booked their place in the FA Cup third round.



Crewe Alexandra 0 Blackburn Rovers 1: MATCH REPORT

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:41:50 +0000

Match report from Gresty Road.



Burnley are the new kings of the 1-0 - and Sean Dyche loves it

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:08:00 +0000

SEAN Dyche admits he 'absolutely loves' a 1-0 win and his side are giving him plenty to enjoy.



Burnley 1 Stoke City 0: Five things we learned

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:20:00 +0000

CLARETS reporter Tyrone Marshall on the talking points from Burnley's win over Stoke City at Turf Moor.



Tony Mowbray on the balance of development and first-team exposure for Rovers' young guns

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:00:00 +0000

FIRST team exposure while not denying game-time to breed development is a balancing act for boss Tony Mowbray with Rovers’ batch of exciting young players.



Joe Nuttall emergence has spurred on other strikers as Rovers boss welcomes competition for places

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

TONY Mowbray believes the emergence of Joe Nuttall has spurred on his Rovers frontmen and feels there is healthy competition for places in the squad ahead of tonight’s re-arranged FA Cup replay at Crewe Alexandra.



'We would have preferred a clean sheet' - Rovers skipper Charlie Mulgrew would swap scoring run for shut-outs

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000

CHARLIE Mulgrew is delighted by his, and Rovers’, impressive form in front of goal but nothing would please him more than getting back to picking up clean sheets.



Burnley 1 Stoke City 0: Sean Dyche is 'super proud' as Clarets go fourth

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:58:24 +0000

SEAN Dyche declared himself a 'proud man' after seeing his Burnley side break into the Premier League's top four with a win over Stoke City.



Burnley 1 Stoke City 0: Match verdict

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:24:27 +0000

BURNLEY ignited dreams of Champions League nights at Turf Moor as they brightened up a rotten night with a dramatic late winner.



Simon Garner: Goal-den boys will only help boost Rovers' promotion bid

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:30:00 +0000

ROVERS showed a lot of fight again in coming from behind to win at Peterborough, writes Simon Garner.



MATCHDAY LIVE: Burnley v Stoke City

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:26:40 +0000

Join us at Turf Moor for live coverage of Burnley's Premier League clash with Stoke City as the Clarets bid to go fourth in the Premier League.



Tony Mowbray won't rush the comeback of Rovers defender Darragh Lenihan

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000

DARRAGH Lenihan is making progress, but will not be rushed - that’s the message from Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray.



'I think if they’re fit, they’re coming' - Rovers boss on his options for Crewe Alexandra FA Cup tie

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:23:05 +0000

TONY Mowbray is so determined not to run the risk of underestimating Crewe Alexandra that he is taking every available player to Gresty Road, despite an action-packed week for the club.



Willem Tomlinson ready to tackle Rovers’ midfield void in FA Cup replay at Crewe Alexandra

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:18:29 +0000

WILLEM Tomlinson hopes an impressive second half showing at Peterborough United has put him in contention for some more minutes at Crewe Alexandra in tomorrow’s re-arranged FA Cup replay.



Blackburn Rovers FA Cup second round replay away to Crewe postponed due to snow and ice

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:02:16 +0000

BLACKBURN Rovers' FA Cup second round replay away to Crewe Alexandra tonight has been postponed due to the big freeze.



Sean Dyche tells Burnley fans to dream of Europe

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

SEAN Dyche is happy for Clarets fans to dream away as Burnley seek to move into the Champions League places with a win over Stoke City tonight.



Dyche never lost faith in Long's ability to shine for Burnley

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:50:00 +0000

SEAN Dyche insists he never lost faith in Kevin Long after the centre back shone on his first Premier League start of this season against Watford on Saturday.



Jonathan Walters loan talk is speculation, says Burnley boss Sean Dyche

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:50:00 +0000

SEAN Dyche said speculation linking Jonathan Walters will a loan move away from Turf Moor is just that.



Tigers test is an added FA Cup incentive, says Blackburn Rovers boss Mowbray

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

TONY Mowbray has urged his Blackburn Rovers players to use the chance to test themselves against Championship opposition as an added incentive to stay in the FA Cup.



New date set for Rovers’ trip to AFC Wimbledon

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:02:59 +0000

ROVERS’ game at AFC Wimbledon has been re-arranged for Tuesday, February 20.



'A fantastic manager' - Burnley boss Sean Dyche hails Mark Hughes ahead of tonight's Stoke City test

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:50:00 +0000

SEAN Dyche has hailed under pressure Stoke City boss Mark Hughes as a 'fantastic manager' ahead of Burnley's meeting with the Potters tonight.



Interest in star players a 'sign of success', says Burnley boss Sean Dyche

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:50:00 +0000

SEAN Dyche believes teams taking an interest in his players is a 'sign of success' for Burnley.



Scott Arfield relishing Burnley's busy festive period

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:50:00 +0000

SCOTT Arfield is relishing a busy Christmas period for the Clarets as they look to maintain their stunning start to the Premier League campaign.



Ben Mee could return for Burnley but Matt Lowton set to miss out

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:52:02 +0000

BEN Mee could return to the Burnley side for the clash with Stoke but Matt Lowton is set to be absent once again.



'No hard feelings' for Gray on Clarets return as he insists 'sky's the limit' for Burnley

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:30:00 +0000

ANDRE Gray insists he has ‘no hard feelings’ with Burnley despite receiving a mixed reception on his Turf Moor return.



Kevin Long admits he's never felt closer to the Burnley first team

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

KEVIN Long revealed he’d never felt closer to the Clarets first team after making his first Premier League appearance of the season in the win over Watford.



'Everyone is playing their part' - Bradley Dack just happy to be contributing in Rovers' winning run

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

BRADLEY Dack was keen to share the plaudits with his team-mates despite another match-winning contribution as Rovers made it five wins in a row at Peterborough United.



Burnley 1 Watford 0: Player ratings

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:50:00 +0000

CLARETS reporter Tyrone Marshall hands out the ratings for Burnley's 1-0 win over Watford at Turf Moor.



Peterborough United 2 Blackburn Rovers 3: MATCH VERDICT

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

ROVERS are finding the answers to the questions that are being asked of them in this excellent winning run which has hauled them firmly in to the automatic promotion mix.



Peterborough United 2 Blackburn Rovers 3: PLAYER RATINGS

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:30:01 +0000

Rich Sharpe hands out his player ratings from the 3-2 win at Peterborough United. 



Peterborough United 2 Blackburn Rovers 3: TALKING POINTS

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:05:02 +0000

Rovers reporter Rich Sharpe picks out five talking points from the win at Peterborough United.