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Live MATCHDAY LIVE: Blackburn Rovers v Derby County

Lancashire Telegraph: Gary Bowyer

5:17pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WELCOME to Ewood Park as Gary Bowyer's Blackburn Rovers take on Derby County.

TEAM NEWS: Blackburn Rovers v Derby County

Lancashire Telegraph: Rovers set for United clash

6:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers have named an unchanged team for tonight’s Championship clash at home to last season’s beaten play-off finalists Derby County.

Kevin Gallacher column: Blackburn Rovers midfielders have got to aim for six goals each

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AS we saw on Saturday, it’s a massive bonus when you’ve got players like Ben Marshall and Tom Cairney who can strike the ball with consistency from distance.

Willie Irvine column: Clarets defender Duff improving with every game

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

MICHAEL Duff says that he is relishing his second chance at the Premier League, and no wonder. For the defender has been a real top performer for the Clarets so far this season.

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer says repeat of Wigan Athletic win is well within grasp

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE excitement Blackburn Rovers fans felt after seeing their side blow Wigan Athletic away with a sparkling second-half show on Saturday came as no surprise to Gary Bowyer.

Burnley striker Vokes on the road to recovery

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

BURNLEY striker Sam Vokes is still some way from a return to first-team action – despite reports that he could be back for Wales’ two Euro 2016 qualifiers next month.

The clean sheets will come, insists Blackburn Rovers defender Matt Kilgallon

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:26am Wednesday 17th September 2014

FIT-AGAIN centre back Matt Kilgallon insists Blackburn Rovers can get back to having one of the meanest defences in the Championship.

Clarets new boy George Boyd says fitness will improve performance

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

GEORGE Boyd insists fans did not see the best of him on his impressive Burnley debut – vowing to improve further once he is fully fit.

Steve McClaren: Playing Blackburn Rovers is never easy

Lancashire Telegraph: Steve McClaren. Picture: Action Images

10:04am Wednesday 17th September 2014

IF Steve McClaren needed any reminder of how tough a test Derby County could be in for at Ewood Park tonight then he got one on Saturday.

Accrington Stanley set to re-appoint former management duo Coleman and Bell

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:52am Wednesday 17th September 2014

JOHN Coleman is set to make a dramatic return to Accrington Stanley for a second spell in charge of the Reds, more than two and a half years after leaving.

FULL TIME: Oxford United 3 Accrington Stanley 1

ACCRINGTON Stanley had James Gray sent off as they fell to defeat at Oxford United tonight.

Dan Clough column: Fortress Ewood Park can take Blackburn Rovers up

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

UNDER Sam Allardyce, Rovers were very difficult to beat at home.

Dave Burnley: Nil-nil draws a sign Burnley are on right track this time

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:16pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

No-score draws for Burnley in our past Premier League fixtures have been like buses, you wait for ages then two come along at once.

Blackburn Rovers striker Luke Varney praised ahead of clash with former club Derby County

Lancashire Telegraph: French defender Christopher Routis challenges Blackburn opponent Luke Varney

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers striker Luke Varney will go into tomorrow night’s clash with his former club Derby County at Ewood Park with praise ringing in his ears.

Burnley boss Dyche backs Marvin Sordell as Danny Ings replacement

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SEAN Dyche has backed Marvin Sordell to rediscover the attributes that made him an ‘outstanding’ young player when the pair last worked together.

Blackburn Rovers star David Dunn not thought to be interested in Accrington Stanley post

Lancashire Telegraph: David Dunn celebrates

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

ACCRINGTON Stanley have received more than 100 applications to become their next manager.

Clarets defender Duff’s delight at Premier League return

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:42am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MICHAEL Duff is relishing every minute of his second chance in the Premier League, having missed most of the season through injury when Burnley last graced the top division.

Star midfielder Tom Cairney willing to play wherever Blackburn Rovers want him to

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers star Tom Cairney is happy to continue being Gary Bowyer’s go-to-guy in midfield – as he believes he can stamp his mark on a match no matter where he plays.

Blackburn Rovers U21s suffer first defeat of the season

Lancashire Telegraph: Rovers set for United clash

10:28am Tuesday 16th September 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers U21s have suffered their first defeat of the season.

Whitworth teenager wins European crown

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

LANCASHIRE lad Bradley Hardman played through the pain barrier to become the new European Junior Golf Open champion.

Playing in memory of Mel and Michael

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

IT was a day to honour and remember at Ribblesdale Wanderers Cricket and Bowling Club as two events were in memory of former club stalwarts.

Burnley giving youth a chance

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:31pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

BURNLEY are ready to blend youth with experience as they aim for a top three spot in North Lancs One this season.

Win is just the bonus for Burn

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

BLACKBURN continued their splendid start to the season, overpowering Aldwinians 32-14 at Ramsgreave Drive.

Phoenix get their claws in to Eagle

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Pendle Phoenix made it two wins from two in North Lancs Two after fighting back to beat Eagle.

Longshaw showdown will be a family affair

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

We all know the old cliché ‘like father like son’ – for one local snooker mad family it couldn’t be more true.

Stuart and Michael Speed to pairs glory

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:24pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

STUART Gall and Michael Beardmore picked the perfect moment to move up through the gears as they won the Allspeeds Doubles competition at the weekend.

No Giant killing act as Spinners left reeling

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:23pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Lancashire Spinners Division Four team which is based at Blackburn College, took to the road for their season opener on Sunday where they came up against Myerscough Giants.

Grassroots Awards are so special, says winner

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:21pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MARTYN Skipper’s beaming smile was one of the enduring images of last year’s Grassroots Heroes Awards.

Tower power in NW Open

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Tower Shukokai Karate Club sent two athletes to the AMA North West Open at the Castle Leisure Centre, Bury.

Ossie beat Rishton in early season derby battle

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE games are coming thick and fast in the Accrington and District Junior Boys League which has kicked off his 57th season.

Teams ready to play AccRoss the country

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE Accrington & Rossendale College Girls’ and Boys’ Football Academy teams have begun another year of training and are looking forward to taking part in competitions around the country.

It’s magic as Millie wins Games gold

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:13pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

LONGRIDGE ambulant shot putter Millie Forrest insists claiming gold at the Sainsbury’s School Games was the perfect ending to an incredible season.

It’s plain Sale-ing for the league champions

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:12pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Salesbury CC under 9s have retained the SMS Ribblesdale League under 9s title for 2014 after winning all but one of their nine games.

Burnley captain Shackell satisfied with second successive Premier League clean sheet

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

BURNLEY skipper Jason Shackell was pleased to secure a second successive clean sheet in Saturday's 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace – but admitted mixed feelings about the result.

PLAYER RATINGS: Crystal Palace 0-0 Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:06pm Monday 15th September 2014

CLARETS reporter Tyrone Marshall gives his player ratings for this weekend's goalless draw at Crystal Palace.

UPDATE: Burnley to assess Ings hamstring injury

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

BURNLEY will assess Danny Ings’ hamstring injury today after the striker limped out of the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace.

MATCH ANALYSIS: Blackburn Rovers 3 Wigan Athletic 1

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:13am Monday 15th September 2014

IT was fitting on the day that singer-songwriter Reece Bibby wowed the crowds at a sun-kissed Ewood Park that Ben Marshall produced a performance that did much to suggest that he can provide the X Factor for Gary Bowyer this season.

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer challenges Ben Marshall to keep showing Premier League quality

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:17am Monday 15th September 2014

GARY Bowyer has challenged Ben Marshall to keep showing his Premier League quality after the midfielder inspired Blackburn Rovers to a win which leaves them in buoyant mood going into Wednesday’s home clash with Derby County.

PLAYER RATINGS: Blackburn Rovers 3 Wigan Athletic 1

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers reporter Paul Wheelock gives his player ratings for this Saturday's 3-1 home win over Wigan Athletic.

Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Jake Kean joins Yeovil Town on initial one-month loan

Lancashire Telegraph: Jake Kean is one of three keepers at Blackburn Rovers

11:14am Monday 15th September 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers goalkeeper Jake Kean has joined Yeovil Town on an initial one-month loan.

MATCH REPORT: Crystal Palace 0-0 Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:15am Monday 15th September 2014

EARLIER this week Sean Dyche spoke of the importance of players taking their chances in front of goal when they come along in the Premier League.

MATCH ANALYSIS: Accrington Stanley 1-0 AFC Wimbledon

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:15pm Monday 15th September 2014

JAMES Beattie may not have been present in the Accrington Stanley dugout but as James Gray flicked the ball beyond AFC Wimbledon goalkeeper and into the net to win the club’s first game since the manager’s departure his presence was very much felt.

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer full of praise for his side after Wigan Athletic win

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:04am Sunday 14th September 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers Gary Bowyer praised the quality and character shown by his side after coming from behind to beat big-spending Wigan Athletic 3-1 yesterday in front of the largest Ewood Park crowd of the season.

Burnley boss Dyche content with Crystal Palace draw

8:09pm Saturday 13th September 2014

BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche was reasonably content with a point at Crystal Palace – despite Scott Arfield’s late penalty miss.

Burnley gave us test, says Crystal Palace boss Warnock

8:15pm Saturday 13th September 2014

CRYSTAL Palace boss Neil Warnock admitted Burnley gave his side a tough test in today’s 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park.

FULL-TIME: Blackburn Rovers 3 Wigan Athletic 1

Lancashire Telegraph: Ben Marshall

5:59pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A SUPERB second-half showing spearheaded by the two-goal Ben Marshall ensured Rovers returned to winning ways in this afternoon’s Lancashire derby at Ewood Park.

FULL TIME: Crystal Palace 0 Burnley 0

4:51pm Saturday 13th September 2014

SCOTT Arfield saw a penalty saved five minutes from time as Burnley drew 0-0 at Crystal Palace.

FULL TIME: Accrington Stanley 1 AFC Wimbledon 0

ACCRINGTON Stanley responded to the shock exit of manager James Beattie with victory at home to AFC Wimbledon in League Two.

MATCHDAY LIVE: Crystal Palace 0 Burnley 0

1:44pm Saturday 13th September 2014

UPDATES from Burnley's Premier League match at Crystal Palace this afternoon.

TEAM NEWS: Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:31pm Saturday 13th September 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers talisman Rudy Gestede has been passed fit to start this afternoon’s Lancashire derby at home to Wigan Athletic.


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