Sam: We feel we can do the business
SAM Gallagher says last weekend’s win over Aston Villa has given Blackburn hope that they can pull off the Great Escape.
Rovers go into today’s game at tenth-placed Brentford in the final Championship relegation spot, level on points with Nottingham Forest and two points behind Birmingham.
But Gallagher insists that Tony Mowbray’s side are not looking at anyone else other than themselves.
Danny Graham’s goal early in the second half was enough to take all three points at Ewood Park last weekend and give Blackburn the chance to take the fight to the final day.
And now the 21-year-old striker, on loan from Southampton, is adamant that Rovers are up for the fight and ready to stay up.
Gallagher said: “We have got to focus on winning the game. We don’t want to win 1-0, we want to go and score two or three and give ourselves the best chance.
“We have shown we have played well against them and teams in higher positions so we definitely feel we can go and do the business.
“We know the various permutations and what could happen but what we know is that we have to focus on what we do.
“We knew we had to beat Aston Villa last week and that was all we were thinking about. The result there has set us up for the weekend.
“I thought we played some good stuff – we maybe did not play the way we have all season, we were a bit more direct and tried to get the ball up the pitch, but that helped us.”
In the 14 games since Mowbray replaced Owen Coyle, Blackburn have lost just three times.
And the boss believes that if they put in another good performance against the Bees at Griffin Park today then they will give themselves a superb chance of sealing a dramatic survival.
Mowbray said: “I can only judge on the ten weeks I’ve been here really but their approach to football matches, their approach to wanting to listen and make the gameplans work on a matchday has been exceptionally good. They have shown a great desire. “If a few draws had turned into victories then we wouldn’t be having this drama on the last day. We are aware that a few of them have slipped through our fingers from winning positions. “So we now have to go to Brentford and get a real positive result and a real positive performance. We are looking forward to it, I have no fears that we will turn up and give a good account of ourselves.”