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Allardyce revelling after Blackburn survival

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce is revelling after his team essentially secured their spot in the Premier League for next season.

After a horror start to the season that saw Paul Ince ousted from his managerial role in December, Blackburn has come back well which has delighted Allardyce.

"I don't think they've received the credit they deserved, but we are unfashionable and we aren't bothered," he told the club's official website.

"But we are happy, we are delighted with what we've achieved. We can start doing a bit of planning without forgetting we have two games left to go.

"I'm praising the players and the staff who have got behind me and obviously the club as a whole, the directors and of course the fans.

"We've reached the magic number with two games to go, but I want us to go on and kick on now.

"It is a tremendous effort not to have to wait until the last two games, we've done it relatively comfortably and I think that just goes to show how much we've achieved in the 19 games I've been here.

"I know mathematically we aren't safe just yet, but I don't think anybody is going to catch us now."

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