Blackburn Rovers boss Michael Appleton feels that his side's clash with Brighton & Hove Albion is perfect preparation for their clash with Arsenal this weekend.
Blackburn Rovers boss Michael Appleton feels that his side's 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion was great preparation for their FA Cup tie with Arsenal.
Defender Scott Dann gave Rovers the lead before they were pegged back in the second half by a Vicente penalty as the game ended all square.
"It's an ideal warm-up. We'll have to concede a lot of territory against Arsenal but we want to be part of an attractive tie," said Appleton.
"Our quality was not a good as when we played Ipswich last Saturday but, as the away side, we're bound to be a lot happier with the result than Brighton."
Blackburn are currently eighth in the Championship, six points adrift of the playoff places.
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