Brett upbeat about new season

The Australia international midfielder, 32, scored in both of

Rovers’ closing fixtures – the 1-1 draw at home to Manchester

United and the 3-2 win at Wolves. Steve Kean’s collected eight

points from a possible 12 in their last four games as they finished

15th in 2010/11 and Emerton has told the Lancashire Evening

Telegraph that has put everyone in a positive frame of mind. He

said: “We accumulated enough points to keep ourselves in the

Premier League (last season) and I think we’ve got a good enough

squad of players to hopefully build something special and hopefully

finish in the top half next season rather than the bottom. “We

showed at the end of last season, we’ve started to understand what

we’re good at and we were able to maybe put the same team out on

the park week in week out. I think the performances towards the end

were good. “The league is so tight. It’s been shown last season

that anybody can beat anybody. The margins are so fine and if we

can improve that extra five or 10 per cent, I don’t see why we

can’t be in the top half or going for Europe.”