Blackburn Rovers captain Chris Samba: We just need the points to go with our hard work

Defender also praises manager Steve Kean

Blackburn Rovers captain Chris Samba believes that hard work is key to overturning the club's recent slump in form.

Rovers haven’t won since January 23, when they beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 at home, losing five of their six matches in all competitions since then.

Their last match – a 3-2 loss to Fulham – was particularly bitter for Blackburn after a last-minute penalty went against them, with the players feeling hard done by, but Samba is determined to get the club’s form back on track, starting with the game against Blackpool at Ewood Park on Saturday.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the former Hertha Berlin man said: "It was difficult for the team with all the effort we put in that game [at Fulham] to come away with nothing at the end because of a bad decision.

"But that is now behind us, we are a looking forward and we'll make sure we get the three points against Blackpool.

"It is difficult when you are not winning, but we all know what the manager wants to do, he has very good ideas and training is very hard work.

"Now we need to put in the hard work on the pitch and to convert that hard work into points."

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