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Duff: We’ll Make Our Own Luck

6 March 2014

Michael Duff is confident Burnley are ready to make their own luck when they face Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.

The Clarets travel to Ewood Park looking to maintain their stunning form, which has yielded four wins from the last five games and produced a five-point cushion over third-placed Derby.

Recent meetings between the two East Lancashire rivals have seen the Clarets unfortunate not to claim victories, with fortuitous late goals from Jordan Rhodes and David Dunn rescuing Rovers on the last two occasions.

However, the experienced defender said: “In the last couple we have been a little bit unlucky but that has been and gone now.

“One of the gaffer’s sayings is football owes you nothing.

“You think it is swings and roundabouts and sometimes it does go that way but in the end I feel that you go and earn your luck.

“I think there’s one thing that no one could aim at us and that’s we don’t give 100% as a team.

“If we do what we know we can do every week, then hopefully we take the luck element out of it.”

Duff has now featured against Burnley’s East Lancashire rivals on six occasions since joining the club in 2004; more than any of his current team-mates.

And while the central defender acknowledges there is a special feeling when playing Blackburn, he is determined to treat it as any other game.

He said: “When you first come to the club it’s the one everyone tells you about, especially with the history.

“I think we’re unbeaten in three years against them, so there is a buzz around the place, but the gaffer stresses to us to take every game one at a time and this one is no different.

“It is a big game for the local community, but the bigger picture is securing three points.”


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