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Whitney: Saddlers relishing Rovers clash

23 February 2018

Jon Whitney says his Saddlers players are looking forward to pitting their wits against League One leaders Blackburn.

The Saddlers are unbeaten in four heading into the Banks’s clash, taking eight points from a possible 12.

Table-topping Rovers have lost one in 22 and climbed to the summit with victory over Bury on Monday night.

Tony Mowbray’s men ran out convincing 3-1 winners when the Saddlers visited Ewood Park last month.

But Whitney is hoping his side – who have won three straight home games – can give a better account of themselves tomorrow.

"It's a really good challenge for us," said Whitney.

"I went to watch them against Bury and they struggled at first to break them down. But once they got the first goal, they settled down and started to play their football.

"Tony can choose from an array of talent and I think they are where they should be - in the promotion places.

"But we're looking forward to this and there's been an added buzz in training because it's a challenge for us.

"We didn't give a good account of ourselves at their place and we are looking to put that right.

"We are a match for anyone in this league. We'll respect Tony and his team but we've got to concentrate on ourselves and try to get the same energy and application we got against Doncaster.

"We've won three home games on the bounce and are unbeaten in four, and we want this run to go into a fifth game."

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