BLACKBURN Rovers boss Paul Lambert wants the club to sit down with supporters to discuss ways of improving the atmosphere at Ewood Park.

And Lambert reckons one sure-fire way of doing that would be to house home fans in one end of the ground.

For the majority of matches Rovers supporters have the choice to sit in the Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End or the Bryan Douglas Darwen End.

But, with Leeds United having been allocated the entire Darwen End, only the Blackburn End will be open to home fans for this afternoon’s Roses clash (12.30pm).

And, if Lambert had his way, that would be the case for every home game.

He said: “I don’t know the ins and outs of where people sit but I think any club needs a home end where more fans are sat.

“We definitely need more people in that end behind the goal because it drives the ball in and it puts teams under pressure.

“I think that’s important to have and I think that’s something the club should look at it in the future.

“Going forward the club has got to get more people behind that goal. It can be like a magnet at times.

“Look at our away games at Burnley and Preston games for instance; it was brilliant. That’s what we need behind that goal rather than it being sporadic.”

Rovers today have the chance to make it five home league wins in succession for the first time since March 2006.

And Lambert is hoping his side’s fine form at Ewood will help boost an average attendance that has dipped below 14,000 this season.

“That’s what you’re hoping for,” said the former Norwich City boss.

“I know looking back in the Premiership Blackburn always had a good support. I remember coming here with Norwich and it was a brilliant atmosphere.

“The more people you get in that (Blackburn) end it will certainly help us. I’ve got no doubts about that.

“Look at West Ham when they came here in the FA Cup. Leeds will bring a big crowd on Saturday. Middlesbrough brought a big crowd; just like we took a big crowd to Preston and Burnley. It certainly helps.

“I think the club has to speak to the fans’ groups and get together and think about how they can make the atmosphere better in the stadium.

“The club has to speak to the supporters; I think that’s important. The club has to connect with the supporters and say, ‘okay, this is what we’re thinking’, and listen to their views on it. But it would certainly help the team if it happens.”

A fifth straight league victory at Ewood could move Rovers into the top half of the Championship.

And Lambert, speaking ahead of the visit of Leeds, said: “If you can look after your home form and pick up points away from home I don’t think you’ll be too far away.

“And lately we’ve been very good at home.”

In-form Danny Graham, meanwhile, admits he cannot wait for today’s match with Leeds.

The on-loan Sunderland striker Graham, who has hit three goals in his last four outings at Ewood, said: “I can’t wait for each game to come along and I feel happy with my performances since I’ve been here.

“I’ve always said I’ll get fitter, stronger and better as the games go on and the most important thing for me is I’m enjoying my football and getting a few goals and pushing this team up the league.”