Former Blackburn full-back Alan Wright has complete belief in the side to make it back into European football.

With new owners Venky’s promising money to the club to spend on new players this summer, Wright, like most pundits, will be watching Blackburn’s moves in the transfer market very closely. And with sides like Stoke and Birmingham currently readying their Europa League campaign, Wright believes Blackburn can aim for the same goal.

“The Premier League is a very open league, taking away the top five,” the former Rovers man, who notched 74 appearances for Blackburn, told the Lancashire Telegraph.


"Look at a team like Stoke and what they have achieved over the last 12 months, why can’t Rovers do that?”

Wright insisted that the money being invested into Blackburn will prove to be the decider over whether they can

indeed qualify to compete for European prizes.

“It has been hard for the club over the last few years because they had no investment but now Venky’s look like they have changed all that,” Wright said.

"Rovers are now back on a level playing field, maybe even better, than many of their rivals.

“No-one should look too far ahead of themselves but I honestly believe a shot at a Europa League place or winning one of the cups isn’t an unrealistic target.

“Fulham and Stoke have reached Europe in recent seasons and Blackburn are definitely in a position to compete with these, depending on spending the money they have wisely of course.”

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