Rovers have pulled clear of relegation trouble with four straight wins when it really mattered - starting at Fulham over Easter and continuing against Manchester United last weekend.
"They are a strong side," David pondered. "They have had a good run recently and have been the form sides with Bolton and Portsmouth in recent weeks.
"They've performed particularly well after getting a win at Fulham and that breeds confidence and they've gone on from there.
"They are a determined team. Stead is having a good first season and looks a good all-round player, Cole has had his problems but is playing well alongside Stead.
"In midfield they have the excellent passing of Tugay and combative play of Flitcroft and at centre-back it could be Johanssen, Babbel, Todd, Short or Amoruso, who was the catalyst for their recovery.
"But it's not about Blackburn, it's about us. I hope our lads show some return for their efforts for the last few weeks which, as we all know, have gone just about unrewarded."
David Pleat has been impressed with Blackburn's recent renaissance - but insists it's all about us on Saturday, not them.