Norwich's Pilkington admits family all Blackburn fans

Norwich City winger Anthony Pilkington admits he has mixed emotions facing Blackburn Rovers.

Norwich City winger Anthony Pilkington admits he has mixed emotions facing Blackburn Rovers.

Pilkington could deliver a hammer blow to his entire family and close friends if he strikes in his first competitive game at Blackburn.

He said: “I have to treat this as another game so if I score against Manchester United in the 89th minute I will run off celebrating. They have had all season to stay up so if I score, it will not be my goal that sends them up down.

"Hopefully, they will stay in the League and I will play there next season. I used to go and watch Blackburn when we won the league with Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton up front.

"They were good times for the club. After Saturday I hope they can pick themselves up. I don’t want to see them go down but I hope they don’t get any points at the weekend. It will be a good day out for all my family. I have asked the Norwich lads for a load of tickets.

"I have asked for as many as possible. I have not even given them a number. I would say 90 per cent of them are all Rovers fans and it will be a good day but I want to do my job as normal.”

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