Blackburn winger Morten Gamst Pedersen is convinced this weekend's derby at home to Burnley is a bigger match for the club than facing Manchester United. Rovers have won five and drawn one of their last six encounters against their near-neighbours in a period dating back to 1982.
"It is the biggest game for the club," said the Norway international, who admits he did not discover just how fierce the local rivalry was until he scored an 84th-minute winner in their last meeting - an FA Cup fifth round replay four years ago.
"You have to be prepared and I am looking forward to it."
Pedersen added on Rovers Player: "I didn't understand how big the game was until after that replay, which we won.
"When I scored the crowd went mental and it is probably the loudest I have ever heard Ewood."