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Roberts relishing Rovers survival battle

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Blackburn Rovers striker Jason Roberts has urged his teammates to take momentum from the weekend victory over Bolton Wanderers to ensure they are playing Barclays Premier League football next season.

The 1-0 victory at Ewood Park on Saturday ended a run of eleven matches without a win, and Roberts wants Rovers' players to keep hold of that winning feeling to help steer the club to safety.

"We are not there yet – it puts us within touching distance and it was a big win," he said.

"Now it is time to capitalise on it and keep that winning mentality and keep that togetherness and I think we are going to be okay."


 

With Steve Kean's side just three points clear of the drop in 16th place in the table, there is little margin for a let-up from Rovers, especially considering they travel to fellow relegation strugglers West Ham United this weekend.

"We have games coming up we think we can get something from," Roberts continued.

"Sometimes you forget what it is like to win. We did that on Saturday and we need to keep hold of that feeling, keep hold of how it was in the dressing room.

"It is time for digging in, time for big characters, a time for experience and the boys showed that.

"There are a lot of teams in a worse position and that is something we have to remember."

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