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Appleton wants Premier League team at home
A JUBILANT Blackburn Rovers manager Michael Appleton wants a home tie against a Premier League side in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
The Rovers boss celebrated his first win since taking charge at Ewood Park, a 3-0 win at Derby County, and is keeping his fingers crossed for a good reward in tomorrow's draw.
Appleton also had words of praise for Rovers' travelling support this afternoon, claiming the Pride Park clash was made to feel like a home game.
He said: "I would love to see a full house at Ewood Park. 25000 plus fans against one of the big Premier League boys just to remind people what a fantastic club we have got and what fantastic supporters we have got.
"Because those types of days are the ones we want to recreate at the football club again. It would be nice.
"A home tie is always a bonus. It is nice to get in the hat and lets see what happens.
"The league is the main priority but it is a good habit to win games. From my point of view I am not even thinking about the league at the minute.
"It is important we enjoy what we did today, look forward to the draw and then come Monday morning I will get the lads together and make sure we prepare for Bristol.
"At times it felt like a home game and we all really appreciate the support. The fans have been fantastic."
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