Will Blackburn Rovers manager receive a warm West Ham United welcome on Saturday?

Hammers fans enjoyed a magnificent opening ten minutes to the Premier League campaign, with Dean Ashton firing in two early goals to ensure that the team got off to the best possible start against Wigan. However, it’s been downhill ever since, with West Ham getting clobbered at Man City on Sunday, Anton Ferdinand on his way out and rumours of Alan Curbishley getting the sack.

At least they’ll have a perfect way to vent their fury at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday, when unbeaten Blackburn Rovers ride into town. The Lancashire club are now managed by Paul Ince, someone who went from hero to zero in the eyes of the Upton Park faithful, thanks in no small part to him being photographed in a Manchester United shirt before agreeing to sign for the Red Devils.

The Daily Mail report that Ince is all-too aware of the reception he’ll receive this weekend, something which he has experienced several times as a player.

‘The game is not about West Ham and Paul Ince, it’s about us getting a result.

‘I looked at the fixtures when they came out and noticed straight away that West Ham away was the third game in.

‘The trip to Upton Park was the one that stood out to me for some reason, although I can’t think why.

‘But I can already feel a chest infection coming on!,’ Ince told the Daily Telegraph.

Indeed, Hammers fans have long memories when it comes to the former Manchester United midfielder and you can expect plenty of gloating if indeed West Ham win this match. That doesn’t look too strong a possibility if their latest outing is anything to go by, although they are sure to be cheered on by a strong home support gunning for the opposition manager!

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