Striker Charlie desperate to make history
Goal machine Charlie Austin admits he is desperate to make history at Ewood Park on Sunday.
The Clarets face local rivals Blackburn Rovers in the second derby of the Championship campaign following the 1-1 Turf Moor draw in December.
Austin believes the game is evenly balanced, with no clear favourites to land East Lancashire bragging rights.
But the 26-goal striker is hoping his first ever visit to Ewood will bring the result all Burnley fans crave following a 34-year wait for victory against the old foes.
Austin insisted: “It’s going to be a tight game and I don’t know who would be classed as favourites.
“We know we can be part of history if we can win the game, but it’s just another 90 minutes.
“Obviously it’s a massive game in the calendar and one that all Burnley fans will have been looking for. We just have to go there, put the derby aside and try to get the three points.”
Austin, who this week warmed up with a game of table football against Blackburn midfielder David Dunn at Colne firm Holker Newwork Solutions, added: “I have never been to Ewood Park, so I’m really looking forward to it.
“As a professional you live to play in games like this and a goal would be nice. But it really doesn’t matter who scores, so long as we get the three points.”
Pictures courtesy Lancashire Telegraph
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Phil Bird and former Clarets striker Ian Thomas-Moore will bring you all the action from Ewood Park from 12.15pm on Sunday.
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