Rovers not down yet - Garner

Tue, 17 Apr 15:18:19 2012

Former Blackburn striker Simon Garner feels the club must pull together as their battle to beat the drop enters its final phase.

Rovers are currently 19th in the Barclays Premier League table, three points from safety with four games to play - home fixtures against Norwich and Wigan and trips to Tottenham and Chelsea.

Saturday's 3-0 loss at Swansea was Blackburn's fifth in a row and it was sat out by their defender Gael Givet, who manager Steve Kean revealed had been asked to play but was "not in the right frame of mind" to do so.

Those are the kinds of situations Garner has stressed need to be stamped out if Rovers - who he believes "probably deserve to be relegated already" - are to secure their survival.

"We are not dead and buried yet," said Garner, quoted in the Lancashire Telegraph. "But we will be if we don't start picking our best players and stop rowing between ourselves.

"If we can win our two home games - and, in normal circumstances, we should be doing that - then a surprise away draw or win could even be enough. If I am being honest, we probably deserve to be relegated already. But we aren't and while there is hope the fans deserve the club doing everything they can - and that means playing the best players."


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