PAUL Lambert says he is every bit as ‘sick and tired’ as supporters at Blackburn Rovers’ lowly position in the Championship.

But Lambert is adamant his side will begin to rise up the table before what he believes is going to be a crucial summer for the club.

The 1-0 defeat at Derby County on Wednesday means Rovers remain 19th and eight points above the relegation places.

But Lambert reckons their display at the iPro Stadium, just like the ones against Fulham and Middlesbrough before it, shows they are developing into a good team.

And, ahead of the home double-header against MK Dons tomorrow and Middlesbrough on Tuesday, the Rovers boss is confident the wins will soon come.

“It’s frustrating because we’ve played Middlesbrough, Derby and Hull City in the last few weeks, who are three teams vying to get out of the league, and we haven’t been a million miles away from it,” said Lambert.

“I’m sick and tired of being where we are. I’m sick and tired of not being in the competitive edge of it at the top end. It’s something we have to rectify.

“If you accept it and think, ‘it’s just good to be a manager’, and saunter along in your career without really doing anything, maybe it’s not for you.

“I’m sick and tired of doing what we’re doing. We’ve got to do what Derby and that are doing, and be competing in pressure-pot games.

“We’ve played some good teams recently, while Fulham are in a good run of form, and I think we’ve shown we’re definitely a good side if we keep everybody fit.

“But we need to show it every week. I’m sick and tired and I’m sure everybody else. I’ve only been here a few months but I’m pretty sure if you ask Blackburn Rovers fans they’d say they are sick and tired of it.

“We have to get up there. There’s no point beating about the bush or camouflaging it. We are where nobody wants to be.”

Apart from a second-half collapse at home to Hull Rovers have produced improved performances since the closure of a transfer window in which Lambert made six of his seven signings since taking over the reins in November.

However they have so far accrued four points from a possible 12 this month and remain in the danger zone.

But Lambert said: “It will turn if we keep playing like we are. That’s logical that’ll happen.

“You’ve just got to keep on playing as well as we have done of late and if we can turn the performances into wins it will be a lot healthier.

“So you stabilise it and get to next season and, as I’ve said before, that window is going to be massive for this club.

“There’s no magic wand here. It takes time. The window here is huge for the club to see if we can go and buy people and not just keep on loaning and loaning and loaning, and losing players.”

But first up is a meeting with a MK Dons side who are two points and two places below Rovers in the standings.

And Lambert said: “We’re going into this game full of confidence. It’s up to us to keep that standard we showed on Wednesday night and go and try and win.

“It’ll be a hard game but if we can keep on doing what we’re doing, I know we can win it.”