Last Updated: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 09:19
Steve Kean is targeting the teams above Blackburn after Tuesday's win against Sunderland moved them six points clear of the drop zone.
The Rovers' chief watched as Junior Hoilett opened the scoring just before the hour at Ewood Park, before the Black Cats almost levelled on several occasions with Martin Olsson blocking a close-range Nicklas Bendtner effort and substitute Ji Dong-won firing over an open goal from a couple of yards.
However, the points were sealed four minutes from time when Ayegbeni Yakubu headed in to put significant daylight between Rovers and the bottom three relegation places.
It was also Rovers' first back-to-back wins since November 2010 and consecutive clean sheets since August 2010 as Kean feels they should now focus on moving up the league.
"Not only have we got back-to-back wins but back-to-back clean sheets. We have been worked hard on that aspect," Kean said in his post-match press conference.
"I felt when we cleared that one off the line (by Olsson) I was thinking 'give us a another clean sheet' and now we have some daylight.
"I think we can catch (teams above) and with confidence and consistency in the team, which we can feel with abundance, we can start to look up.
"There is still a lot of football to be played and we looked at this month as an opportunity to put points on the board and possibly put a little bit of gap between the teams around us.
"Looking now at the last 11 games we have got 17 points and to keep chipping away and keep adding points is encouraging."
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