Friday 27th August 2010

Waiting for confirmation of the dates for our six Champions League group matches is always quite a painful experience especially when our opponents and consequently our destinations have been confirmed!

For sheer diversity our three trips this year take us into areas probabably more differing from one another than ever before. A tough group to progress from and some long old journeys but you cannot do anything else but look forward to trips to Portugal, Serbia and the Ukraine.

Flights booked and accommodation sourced, that can now go on the backburner as we look forward to an extremely early start for our lunchtime kick-off up at Blackburn on Saturday.

Always a very tough place to go I'm sure our latest encounter will be no different. Buoyed by our last outing it is a game we can go into with confidence.

Three points to bring back south would be extremely welcome.

Frank

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