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Austin Sets Sights On Rovers

29 November 2012

Charlie happy to share the derby glory

Charlie Austin admits he doesn’t mind who scores against Blackburn Rovers – as long the Clarets get the derby glory.

Austin continued his remarkable run with a 21st goal of the season as Burnley drew 1-1 at Barnsley on Tuesday night.

The Clarets now switch their attention to Sunday’s derby date when they will be looking for a first win over Blackburn in 33 years and a first goal against their big rivals at Turf Moor since Boxing Day, 1978.

“It’s there for somebody – but whoever scores it won’t matter. It can be an own-goal, as long as we put in a performance and get a result,” said Austin, who nodded his 18th Championship goal of the campaign at Oakwell.

“It was nice to get back in the groove. I have been putting in performances but a goal hadn’t come in the three games so it was nice to get back on the record.

“It’s nice to go into the Blackburn game full of confidence. I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to be a massive game.

“But I am a team player. I will help the lads and I am chuffed to bits whoever scores. Deano scored on Saturday and that was a good team performance.”

Number 21 for the season

Burnley couldn’t match that against Barnsley as they allowed the Tykes to hit back and earn a deserved equaliser through Marcus Tudgay.

But after a productive few days in Yorkshire, Austin believes the Clarets are in good shape going into only a fifth league meeting with Blackburn since 1983.   

“It was nice to get the goal. Unfortunately we didn’t get the performance we are capable of the other night, but it’s another game unbeaten,” added the country’s leading goalscorer.

“You would take four points away from home. We haven’t lost again and it’s onwards and upwards to Sunday.

“I’m really looking forward to it. There is a lot of hype about the game and the players know what we have to do.

“We have to get our heads down and put in a performance like we did against Bolton.” 

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