New Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Lambert is determined to make a push for the Premier League after succeeding Gary Bowyer in the Ewood hot-seat.
Bowyer lost his job earlier this month after a poor start to the season which has left Rovers in 16th place in the Championship table and 11 points off the top six.
However, former Norwich and Aston Villa chief Lambert is determined to hit the ground running, with his first game in charge taking place at Lancashire rivals Preston North End on Saturday afternoon.
Despite his struggles at Villa Park, Lambert remains confident in his own ability and is set to give promotion a real crack over the next 30 games.
He told the Lancashire Telegraph: “It’s a massive opportunity for ourselves and my backroom staff. We are raring to go and let’s see what happens.
“There are still a lot of games to be played and I know from experience if you do have a run you can maybe sneak in there. We’re a wee bit off it. We have to win games. To do that you might have that run, but if we can get the fans coming and get that support, we’ve got a chance.
“It will take time, we’re just in, and we have to assess everyone and how they perform, but we’ll certainly go on the front foot.
“The infrastructure is there. I’ve been up at the training ground this morning and it’s excellent. The stadium’s there for it, the club’s been in the Premier League before, it’s actually won it. It’s got the potential to go again into it.”