Are Blackburn really ‘too good to go down’? The table doesn’t lie…

Rovers make the short trip across to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon and are likely to return with nothing but their tails between their legs. A failure to get any points from their clash against the champions will continue to leave them in the relegation zone, although this player reckons they are just keeping 18th spot warm for someone else at the moment.

Sky Sports reports that Christopher Samba is not the brightest star in the galaxy with his latest comments, claiming that Blackburn won’t be relegated because they just have too much quality about them. Conveniently ignoring the league table or the fact that they were outclassed by Aston Villa in their last match, the Congolese defender does not expect his team to still be in the bottom three come May.

“I think we have to show a bit more mental quality and some character so that when things are not going your way you get yourself out of it.

“We showed against Bolton we could do it, but on Saturday (against Coventry) that was missing. We want to stay in the Premier League because basically we are too good to go down.

“We have a lot of quality but it is not only about quality sometimes it is about heart and how much you want it so we will be really concentrating on staying in the Premier League.

“We will stay in the Premier League.”

Not the most sensible thing to be claiming if you’re a Blackburn player, with Sam Allardyce certainly improving the team, but not to the extent where they can feel confident of escaping the drop. Do you agree with the Rovers defender that the club will stay in the Premier League and, if yes, who will be the teams that occupy the bottom three places instead?

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