MICK BARKER (Sports Letters, March 9) suggests that playing "the likes of Preston" will dissuade the "whingers" from attending Ewood Park next season.

May I suggest that should PNE get promoted, then playing "the likes of Preston" will provide one of the few opportunities for Blackburn Rovers to fill their ground next season.

ROGER TARBUCK, Albert Street, Rishton.

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