Danny Graham eyes key Rovers role


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Danny Graham believes he could be the man to save Blackburn from relegation following his double at the weekend.

The striker returned to the fold before the international break and made his first start since early October on Saturday against Brentford.

Graham repaid boss Owen Coyle’s faith with a first half brace as Rovers, who are 2.10 to be relegated, claimed a vital three points against the Bees.

The 31-year-old netted seven times in 16 games while on loan from Sunderland last term but has struggled with niggling injuries since joining permanently on a free transfer in the summer.

With Blackburn sat 22nd in the Championship, their situation looks treacherous but Saturday’s win could give them a much needed lift ahead of this weekend’s tricky trip to Newcastle.

Graham admits he was pleased with his performance against the Bees and is confident that now he is back fit and firing, he can play a leading role in Rovers’ battle against the drop. “I feel fresh.

I still need a couple more games to get my match sharpness up there. I’m happy with the performance but more so with the three points,” said Graham.

“In my loan spell I played a lot of games consecutively and I felt good, and signing I was coming into the season feeling strong with a good pre-season.

“I’ve had a few niggles but I’m fit now and there’s no problem so hopefully I can get a run in the team now.”

Owen Coyle’s men are 8.50 to win on Saturday with Dafabet, while the draw is 4.75 and the Championship leaders the clear 1.36 favourites.

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