Yakubu believes Blackburn can stay up

Things took a turn for the worst on the weekend as relegation threatened Blackburn Rovers went down 2-0 at White Hart Lane against Spurs, and their insipid display will have even the most optimistic of fan reaching for his Championship Stadium Grond route  map as Steve Kean’s side look likely to be relegated.

Despite their predicament, there is still a degree of optimism in the camp, as Blackburn striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni is confident his side can come out on top from this season’s Premier League survival fight. Rovers grabbed a valuable three points against Norwich last time out, but they still find themselves three points from top-flight safety.

Yakubu, remaining positive, told The Observer of how he believes Blackburn still have a chance, “We still have chances to stay up, we keep fighting.” he told. “Spurs, Wigan, Chelsea – it’s not going to be easy. But, as with Manchester United and Wigan, we can beat any team.

“All my career, sometimes it’s up and down. You have to be really strong in your head, you have to stand like a man.”

Yakubu has never experienced relegation in his professional career, but this season could be his first as Blackburn’s hopes quickly fade.

“It’s not nice, the club is a family club.” he continued. “I’ve not been relegated before – it’s not fear, but in my career I don’t want to go down.”

Rovers final two games are against Wigan at home, whilst they must travel to Champions League Final bound Chelsea in their final fixture on Sun 13th May – whether they will already be destined for the Championship by that time remains to be seen.

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