BOXING Day games are always among the most popular football matches of the season with supporters.

It is about time that the fixture computer recognises this and ensures that sides play local derbies where possible.

The Clarets face a long trip to Middlesbrough when there at least half a dozen clubs more local who they could be playing.

Non-league divisions always ensure that the two closest clubs geographically play each other – why can’t the Football League?

Would you like to see Burnley and Blackburn Rovers both playing near neighbours on Boxing Day?