The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Paddy von Behr

BLACK­BURN Rovers goal­keeper Ja­son Steele be­lieves Paul Lambert’s win­ning men­tal­ity is re­flected in the team’s re­cent re­sults.

Lambert took over from Gary Bowyer in Novem­ber and has since eased the rel­e­ga­tion fears.

They went into this week­end hav­ing won their pre­vi­ous four home matches, and Steele be­lieves the up­turn in per­for­mances is due to the ex­pec­ta­tions Lambert has of his play­ers.

“The gaffer has made a mas­sive im­pact, first and fore­most through the de­mands he puts on the team,” said the 25year-old. “We all know if we don’t do our job prop­erly we won’t play.

“That’s a good moral to have in any job: that if you don’t do it prop­erly you won’t be do­ing it for very long.

“The win­ning men­tal­ity he has is rub­bing off on us. Now we’ve just got to make sure we carry that on.

“When you see your man­ager has won pro­mo­tion and also umpteen tro­phies as a player, in­clud­ing the Cham­pi­ons League, you think straight away you’re go­ing to lis­ten to him as he’s got some­thing he’s want­ing to give us.

“He can help us and hope­fully next sea­son we can have a right go at it.”

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