David Dunn has called on the Blackburn hierarchy to show him some respect and tell him whether he will still be at Ewood Park next season.

The 33-year-old's present contract is due to expire in the summer. Not only has there been no word over an extension, such is the chaos at Ewood Park, Dunn does not even know who to ask about one.

"I'm two or three months away from being out of contract and If I'm being blunt about it, I'm not too sure who to speak to," said Dunn.

"I'd rather just know. My family are here and my kids are here so if it's a 'yes' great, if it's a 'no' then at least I've been here a hell of a long time in two spells. I'm probably being more patient than I would be if I was at another club.

"But if it's not going to happen, they could show me a bit of respect and tell me. It would be a crying shame if I got to May, went home, and that was it. I deserve a little bit more than that for the effort and the loyalty I've shown over the years. But who knows what happens at this place?"

A typically industrious performance from Dunn in Friday's draw with Blackpool did little to allay fears last season's relegation from the Barclays Premier League is about to be followed by an even more calamitous drop into League One. For a local boy, who has spent all but four years of his career at Rovers, it is a situation Dunn finds hard to take.

"As an employee of the club there's only so much you can sometimes say, which is difficult," said Dunn.

"Because I come from this area, I witness the impact the downfall of the club has had on the community in general. Sometimes it kicks everyone where it hurts and over the last two years, it's been hard. We're a really good club and when we are doing well, the town bounces.

"The fans do get behind us, but can you argue with what's going on here? It's not a criticism of the owners. They've always said they will put money into the club. But what they are doing is forking out needless amounts of money because, in my opinion, certain decisions weren't right.

"I'm quite an optimistic person and I'm hopeful one day that Venky's and the whole club can start changing. But there are important and crucial decisions needing to be made."