Salgado sets sights on safety

Victory over Bolton last weekend moved Steve Kean’s side onto 38

points, three clear of the relegation zone, with three games

remaining in the season. A win at bottom club West Ham would

further ease the fears of the drop which have been surrounding the

one-time Premier League champions. And former Real Madrid man

Salgado is eager for Blackburn to be looking onwards and upwards as

quickly as possible. “I think we are very close, we want to win the

next game and get to 41 points and be safe,” the 35-year-old told

Radio Rovers. “Then we will be able to enjoy the last two games of

the season and then we can build for the future.” There were

concerns that Salgado might miss the trip to Upton Park after being

stretchered off against Bolton with a knee injury. But the former

Spain international hopes to be back in training by Thursday and to

be available for selection in East London. “It was a hard kick and

at first I couldn’t feel my leg, I tried to walk but it was

impossible,” he said. “But after that everything is OK. So

hopefully I’ll be ready to train maybe Thursday to be ready to face

West Ham in an important game.”