Blackburn manager Steve Kean has identified a 42-point safety target as the Ewood Park club return to action after the two-week break when they host fellow Barclays Premier League strugglers Blackpool.
It has been a testing period for Rovers, who have taken just one point from the last 15, while owners Venky's were forced to deny Kean's job was under threat as the club have found themselves dragged into a relegation battle.
Rovers suffered a last-minute defeat against Fulham last time out and sit just one point above the drop zone.
And Kean said: "I still think 42 is what it will take. We've got a couple of teams away that are in the same situation, so it's important we get points on the board.
"We'll go back to being on track for a top-10 finish with the very same amount of points as we did last year with eight games to go if we can get a win so it's massive."