Rovers were highly fancied back in the 2001-02 season but fell at White Hart Lane in the quarter-finals as goals from Lee Barnard and John Sutton secured a 2-0 win.
We went on to lose to a Wayne Rooney-inspired Everton in the semi-finals and coach Pat believes Rovers will be using their quarter-final loss at the Lane as motivation this time around.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure they will be reminding their lads of that defeat and will use it now they are at home on this occasion,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Pat. Ã¢â‚¬Å“They will come at us from the off and we have to be prepared for that and match them.
It will be a tough one but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a great opportunity for the lads to walk out in a Premiership stadium and show what they can do
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Once again, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all about the learning curve for the kids, playing in a main stadium, under floodlights and I dare say they'll be a few people there including some of our coaching staff.
On the team news front, Pat has included four schoolboys in the travelling squad Ã¢â‚¬â€ Terry Dixon, Jake Livermore, David Hutton and Adam Holloway.
Simon Dawkins is back after a thigh injury and the doubts are Greg Lake and Radwan Hamed.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It will be a great experience for the schoolboys,Ã¢â‚¬Â added Pat. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t remember having four in the squad for a Youth Cup game but the likes of Terry Dixon and Jake Livermore have played league games for us and done well, so IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d have no apprehension in putting them in.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Pat Holland is well aware that Blackburn will be out for revenge as we kick-off this seasonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s FA Youth Cup campaign at Ewood Park tonight.