Paul Lambert desperate to rouse Blackburn

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Manager Paul Lambert has admitted Blackburn need to “wake up” and start picking up points or risk being dragged into the relegation dog fight in the Championship.

Rovers slipped to a 2-0 defeat to leaders Hull City at the weekend, extending their recent winless run to nine league matches.

Lambert’s men also failed to score again for the sixth game during their winless streak and are now just five points outside the relegation zone.

The former Aston Villa and Norwich boss admits performances have not been good enough and is desperate to see some signs of improvement when fellow strugglers Fulham come to Ewood Park on Tuesday.

Blackburn have only won three league matches at home all season but are the 2.15 favourites to pick up three points against the Cottagers, who are 3.30, while the draw is 3.25.

Lambert is happy to have another game again so quickly after the loss to Hull City, claiming it gives his players no time to dwell on their poor performance against the Tigers.

“We have to wake up quickly and get some wins together,” Lambert told Blackburn’s website.

“We’ve got a game again on Tuesday and the lads have no thinking time.

“Fulham had a really good result against Queens Park Rangers so we have to be right on it. Thankfully the games are coming thick and fast.

“We have to start to win games and we have to make this place a lot harder for teams to come.”

Blackburn are 26.00 to be relegated from the Championship this season, with Tuesday’s opponents Fulham priced at 11.00 and local rivals Bolton at 1.13.

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