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Diouf insists Blackburn can finish in Euro places

El Hadji Diouf is convinced Blackburn Rovers can finish in the Europa League places this season.

With 12 matches remaining, Blackburn need another nine points to reach the usual safety mark of 40. However, they are still only eight clear of the relegation zone.

Despite that, the 29-year-old insisted: "We need to win tomorrow because next season we need to play in Europe.

"We know we've the team and the squad to look forward to that. I feel we can push on and get that place. We definitely feel we can catch up.

"As far as I'm concerned we're not looking over our shoulder, we're looking up.

"We don't have a team to play around the bottom, we have a team to look forward.

"It would be a good thing for the club to be in Europe. It's a long time since Blackburn played in Europe, around three or four years now."

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