Kean primed for final run in
Blackburn boss Steve Kean admits his side need to pick up points in their three remaining games but is confident of survival.
Blackburn travel to Spurs on Sunday and could find themselves up to six points adrift of safety by the time they arrive at White Hart Lane, depending on Saturday's Premier League results.
The Rovers did manage to end a run of five successive defeats by seeing off Norwich in their last league fixture and Kean insists there is no reason why his side cannot take points from their three remaining games and retain their top-flight status.
Kean is adamant that Blackburn's fate remains in their own hands but admits Rovers need to take points in their final league games with Spurs (a), Wigan (h) and Chelsea (a).
"I can understand people saying it is out of our hands to a certain extent but if we get three wins we'll be safe," he told the Lancashire Telegraph. "So I think we can look at the table and think if we beat Tottenham and Wigan and then the last game we would definitely be safe and maybe even safe before that.
"We need to take each game by game but we need to try and win at least two games. If we get three wins we'll be safe and we might even need even less than that. We can't look at the Tottenham game and think it does not matter. We need to get points and try and win.
"It's massive. We're in a situation where we know where we are. We're running out of games and teams around us are picking up points. We need to take something from every game."
Kean has the luxury of a virtually fully-fit squad to chose from for the trip to Spurs on Sunday, with defender Grant Hanley the only absentee as Simon Vukcevic has recovered from a virus.