Maybe it’s too cold – Rovers ace

Diouf scored only his second goal of the season on Monday as his

second-half header secured Rovers a 2-2 draw at home to Sunderland.

The result extended Blackburn’s run without a win in the Premier

League to eight games and left Sam Allardyce’s side three points

outside the relegation zone. Allardyce has called on the likes of

Diouf to improve their consistency to ensure Rovers move further

clear of danger at the wrong end of the table. The Senegalese

accepts that he has not been performing at his best in recent weeks

and believes the cold snap could be a factor behind his lack of

goals. “The season is long,” said Diouf. “Sometimes you have good

form, sometimes it’s not like that. “This time I don’t have my best

form, but the gaffer knows me very well. “Maybe it’s too cold. But

hopefully that goal will help me for the future. Now I’m sure my

best form can come again. “The season is still young, I’m going to

work hard on the training ground and start to play well again for

my team.”