Striker Danny Graham says Blackburn Rovers are totally focused on catching League One leaders Wigan Athletic, having finally grabbed second spot.
Tony Mowbray’s men moved above Shrewsbury Town on goal difference and into the automatic promotion places for the first time this season courtesy of Saturday’s late 2-1 win at Fleetwood.
Having made a stuttering start to the season, Rovers have been playing catch-up. They are unbeaten in the league since October and Graham says it meant a lot to finally get into second spot, with Shrewsbury having squandered a two-goal lead in their 2-2 draw at home with Doncaster on Saturday.
“When we came into the dressing room after the Fleetwood game and saw ourselves in the top two, it meant a lot,” he said.
“We’ve been working hard to get into those automatic spots and now we want to stay there.” Blackburn are 3.80 to win League One, with pacesetters Wigan 1.29.
With home games against Northampton and Walsall up next, Graham is eager to close the gap on leaders Wigan, though he warns that there is no room for complacency.
“It shows that hard work pays off; we’ve been chasing them for a while now and we’re still five points off the top, so there’s still a lot of work to do,” he added.
“Our attentions have turned to Wigan now. We want to go up and we want to go up as champions. “I don’t see the point in not wanting to win the league. Obviously, second place gets you promoted but it would be nice to win it.”