Danny Simpson

I can't say I've ever been involved in a game like the 4-4 draw against Arsenal on Saturday. It was something else and it was a fantastic feeling to come from four goals down.

It was still only a point, just like we got against Tottenham and Sunderland. But while they almost felt like defeats due to the late goal we conceded in both games, to get a point from 4-0 down against Arsenal felt like we'd won. It gives you a huge boost.

Training's been great and everyone's been bubbly all week. In a way, it was a case of mixed emotions because we knew we were so poor in the first-half. But on the whole, we beat Arsenal 4-0 in the second half and you've got to take the positives from that. It was a magnificent second half and we showed amazing character.

We've spoken about it all season, but we really did show character against Arsenal. There was so much desire to salvage not only points, but pride. It was a great goal from Cheick to get a point so the lads have been very happy this week because of that second half.

But we have to leave that game behind now and move on to the next one against Blackburn. Their last three results haven't been good but we know what Blackburn are about. They've shown how tough they are to play against all season, never more so than at our place in November when they beat us 2-1.

The way they play, one little error can cost you so you have to be switched on at all times and deal with what they have. We've been working hard on the training pitch so we all know what to do to cope with them, and we're going into the game with some confidence.

I had a loan spell at Blackburn two seasons ago, in 2008/09, and It was a mixed time for me there. I played in the first ten or so Premier League games of the season and that point I was loving it. We had some great results, including a win at St. James' Park, but then all of a sudden things just changed. We had a few bad results and then Big Sam Allardyce came in to replace Paul Ince.

I lost my place and didn't really play for them again. So for those first few months I really enjoyed it because I was playing and involved, but when Sam came in I was rarely even on the bench, so that was a tough few months for me.

But I'm looking forward to seeing a few of the players who I used to play with there. I still speak to a few of them, and I imagine there will still be some staff there from the stadium. So that will be nice - and I'm relishing the chance to go and hopefully show their fans what they've missed out on.