Pilks won't hold back at Rovers

Forward will not be put off scoring at relegation-threatened Rovers

Anthony Pilkington: Will put allegiances aside when Norwich visit Blackburn

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Norwich forward Anthony Pilkington hopes boyhood club Blackburn will survive the drop this season but will put his allegiances to one side when the Canaries travel to Ewood Park on Saturday.

Rovers are staring relegation in the face, sitting second-bottom of the Premier League and three points adrift of safety with four games remaining.

Pilkington was released by Blackburn at the age of 16 and remains a massive fan of the club, owning a home just three miles from their Lancashire stadium.

But the 23-year-old, who has netted eight goals for Paul Lambert's side this season, insists there will be no love lost against Rovers this weekend.

And while he wants to see them sidestep a slide into the Championship, he will not hesitate if a goal-scoring opportunity arises.

He told The Sun: "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 down.

"Hopefully, they will stay in the League and I will play there next season.

"I don't want to see them go down but I hope they don't get any points at the weekend."