Blackburn defender Michel Salgado believes manager Steve Kean is doing a good job under pressure.
Rovers battled hard for a 0-0 draw at Arsenal on Saturday but still remain just one point above the Premier League relegation zone with seven games to play this season.
Kean was handed the reins at Ewood Park five months ago having taken over from the sacked Sam Allardyce in December.
Experienced full-back Salgado, formerly of Real Madrid, says the team are responding to the manager and he is determined to see the club avoid the drop.
"We have not spent any money for the past few years and there have been a lot of changes at the club," he said.
"He has taken over and even new players have come in like Jermaine Jones and Roque Santa Cruz.
"We also have a few players who are ones for the future, so we have to be calm.
"Big changes always take time. The most important thing now is trying to make sure we are safe.
"The only thing we have to talk about is the future. We have to realise that this league is demanding and you cannot relax and we have to get the points to be safe."
He added: "Two months ago we were talking about Europe because we hit seventh place.
"This league is very demanding and I think it is the tightest Premier League ever.
"There are 12 teams involved in the fight for survival, so we have to be calm and have a week to work before Birmingham and that is very important to get points at home."
On what will be the safety point for clubs in the top-flight this year, the 35-year-old remarked: "I don't know if it will be as much as 45 points, but I certainly think it will be in the 40s.
"We will just keep chipping away and keeping the momentum going.
"We are climbing up, which shows good momentum for us."