I DON’T think any Blackburn Rovers supporter could have imagined seeing their side so far away from the play-offs at this stage of the season.

But I don’t think you could have imagined eight of the teams above them to have won so many games.


It’s not like last season when two teams eventually ran away with it, this season the top six seems to be chopping and changing every week and Bournemouth, who we play tomorrow, have dropped off the pace a bit just because they’ve lost a couple.

Unfortunately Rovers do not look like being in the play-off race. It’s not quite of miracle proportions but it’s not far off.

After the brilliant FA Cup win over Stoke I thought we’d get three points at home to Blackpool.

We didn’t and then there was further disappointment when we lost what was a really big game to Norwich.

It leaves us 15 points behind the top six and, while we can’t seem to get a run of wins together, the teams above us keep on picking up three points.

Even Nottingham Forest have come back into it so it’s really tough at the minute.

When you’re in the position Blackburn are in you’ve just got to stay motivated and try and pick up as many points as you can.

There is no better feeling than winning football games, no matter what position you are in the table.

If they do start picking up wins at least it will put a little bit of pressure on the teams above them.

But to do that, especially away from home, Rovers are going to have to start keeping clean sheets.

I’d always back this team to create at least three of four chances in a game but they never look like keeping a clean sheet.

We’ve got to try and keep it tight tomorrow, especially in the first 20 minutes to half an hour, because there might be a bit of frustration setting in among the Bournemouth players and fans.