Dunn wants Burnley thrashing
Blackburn midfielder David Dunn hopes to complete a 'fairytale' hammering of arch-rivals Burnley on Sunday.
Last Updated: 27/03/10 3:06pm
Blackburn midfielder David Dunn is hoping to complete a 'fairytale' hammering of local rivals Burnley on Sunday.
Dunn played an integral part as Rovers secured a 3-2 win over the Clarets at Ewood Park in October.
Now Burnley head into the reverse fixture three points adrift in the relegation zone and fighting for their Premier League survival.
And although Dunn hopes that Brian Laws' side eventually manage to beat the drop, he has no time for sympathy ahead of the derby at Turf Moor.
"I know it's a little bit of a fairytale, but I hope we pump them 10-0," he said.
"But then I genuinely also hope they go on a little run and get the points needed to stay up and we're all looking out for our fixtures again for next season.
"A derby game is good, not just for the players and staff, but more importantly for the supporters.
"It's great for banter at work, although I hope it's our fans on Monday morning who are going in laughing rather than crying."
As someone who was brought up in the area and came through Blackburn's youth system, Dunn expects to draw the ire of the Burnley faithful.
But the 30-year-old is unconcerned over the potential abuse he could face on Sunday.
"I'm not too fussed. I've had stick for many years now so it's like water off a duck's back," he added.
"Probably half of my friends are Burnley fans as well so I'm used to the amount of stick you can get."
Dunn has suffered numerous injury setbacks throughout his career but says he is not yet willing to ease-up in his efforts.
He added: "I'm not getting any younger, that's for sure.
"But I still feel I can play a big part at the club over the next couple of seasons.
"The problem I have is, although I've missed a lot of games, I never don't want to train or not play games, even when I'm not 100 per cent.
"Maybe it's time I started listening to my head a little more, and rather than missing five games because I've been over keen on being out there, I could maybe miss one to make sure I'm involved in the others.
"Call me a silly old git, but that's the way I am."