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Evans aiming big at Blackburn Rovers

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Evans is aiming for promotion with Blackburn this season. Credit: PA

Corry Evans wants Blackburn to be sitting top of the Championship on Friday night and hopes that is a position they never deviate far from throughout the season.

Rovers entertain Cardiff, who were one of the three sides relegated from the Premier League last year, at Ewood Park to kick off the new domestic campaign.

We're wanting to get promotion, be it automatic or through the play-offs; that's our goal.

It's really everyone's goal in this division because anyone can beat anyone. But I think the experience we had as a team last year gelled us well. We know our style and we know the way we want to play. Hopefully we can put that into good practice this year.

– Blackburn midfielder Corry Evans speaking to Rovers.co.uk

Brighton fight back

Jordan Rhodes netted for Blackburn. Credit: PA

Dale Stephens scored his first Brighton goal to rescue a point in an entertaining 3-3 draw against Blackburn at Ewood Park.

Both sides were looking to strengthen their play-off hopes and David Rodriguez helped Albion draw first blood with a low finish for his first goal in Brighton colours.

Rovers rallied and Jordan Rhodes diverted a Tom Cairney free-kick home from close range before Cairney got on the scoresheet just before half-time from close range.

But Brighton fought admirably and Gordon Greer's first of the season drew them level after 78 minutes before a breathtaking final few minutes that saw Rhodes score Blackburn's third from the penalty spot before Stephens headed in soon afterwards.

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Man Utd youngster heads to Blackburn on loan

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Young defender Michael Keane has joined Blackburn Rovers on loan until the end of the season. #mufc

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Keane will wear the no.16 shirt at Blackburn and says he wants to "hit the ground running" in Sunday's fixture vs Burnley.

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Swans snap up Hanley

Raheem Hanley left Ewood Park last week. Credit: PA

Swansea have signed England youth international Raheem Hanley from Blackburn Rovers, the Premier League club have announced.

The 19-year-old, who has signed a deal that keeps him at the Liberty Stadium until 2015, can play in defence or midfield and did not make any first-team appearances for Rovers.

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