Reid ready for Gunners
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Steven Reid insists Blackburn have every chance of beating Arsenal at Highbury.
Steven Reid insists Blackburn have every chance of beating Arsenal at Highbury on Saturday.
Reid's Rovers have taken 13 points from the last 21 available and travel south in fine heart.
Such is the confidence coursing through the ranks of Mark Hughes's side that Reid can envisage an unlikely victory at The Gunners.
"The way we are playing at the moment why not?" said Reid.
"We are not going to get carried away but if you look at Chelsea, they are running away with it.
"The rest are all capable of beating each other so you don't know where a few wins can take you."
Reid puts much of Rovers' resurgence down to the influence of their manager.
A year ago the Lancashire side were scrambling for points at the wrong end of The Premiership but under the astute guidance of Hughes their thoughts have turned to making a challenge for Europe.
"We are going into games expecting to win and that is down to the manager," added the Republic of Ireland international.
"He had a winning mentality in his career and I think he has instilled that into us."