DINO Radice insists that Blackburn can establish themselves in North One West this term as he looks forward to the final home game of the year this weekend against Warrington at Ramsgreave Drive.

Radice was due to lock horns with his former club Kendal at on Saturday but the fixture was called off with heavy rain making the Shap Road pitch unplayable.

Radice left Kendal to play at Blackburn before taking charge of coaching duties, and successfully guiding the club to promotion last season.

Now he hopes Blackburn can sign off with another morale-boosting win against a Warrington side who inflicted a painful 50-13 defeat on ‘Burn earlier in the campaign.

“We have certainly made steady progress this season, particularly over the last couple of months when we’ve picked up some good results,” said Radice.

Indeed, Blackburn have won four of their last six fixtures, beating Broughton Park, Leigh, Widnes and Carlisle to climb above the danger zone.

“If anything we should be higher up the table, and when I cast my mind back to the games against Vale of Lune and Rochdale then we should have got something from them.

“However, I can’t fault the players’ application and hopefully we can get another win this weekend to keep the pot boiling.”

He added: “From what I’ve seen, then I’m convinced that we can compete at this level and do okay.

“This season is all about consolidation and at the moment we are doing okay.”

Blackburn’s first game of the New Year sees them travel to Eccles on January 9 before they host Altrincham Kersal a week later.

All the other games locally were called off last weekend with Rossendale, who were edged out 27-23 at Sheffield in their previous outing, saw their home clash against Cleckheaton postponed.

‘Dale make the trip to Birkenhead Park on Saturday.

Burnley go to Bury while Pendle are also on their travels at Garstang. Colne and Nelson are at home to Thornton Cleveleys.