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KEAN HOPES FOR 'SMALL' PROTEST

16th April 2012, 07:13pm

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Steve Kean: Hopes a planned protest is 'smaill'

Steve Kean: Hopes a planned protest is 'smaill'

Blackburn manager Steve Kean hopes protesting fans restrict their anger to outside Ewood Park for Saturday's crunch Barclays Premier League clash with Norwich.

Rovers are second bottom of the table having lost their last five games, conceding 13 goals, and are three points from safety with four games remaining.

Disgruntled supporters are to take to the streets again before the match to vent their spleen on owners Venky's and their boss.

However, Kean, speaking at Hampden, where he was addressing coaches at the Scottish Football Association's continual professional development seminar, said: "I hope that the protest is small. The fans inside the ground of late have been excellent and the travelling fans have been very good.

"We have a young team that has certainly performed better when the atmosphere has been hostile towards the opposition and I am hopeful that they will continue to support us.

"We have a focus and that is on breaking the sequence that we are in, making sure we can get a good start in the game and I am very confident that we can get a result this week.

"If you can go to Anfield and draw, and go to Old Trafford and win, there is no reason why we can't beat Norwich and Wigan at home and take something from the games away at Spurs and away at Chelsea.

"If you can go to tough away grounds and dig something out, and win our home games I think that will be enough to keep us in the division."

Kean has been subject to almost constant criticism from a section of the Rovers support this season but he insists he draws solace from what he sees at the club's training ground.

"At times it has been tough but I have the beauty of being able to go back on the training ground, like I did first thing this morning," he said.

"If we don't get a result at the weekend, we go back and work with the players again and get prepared for another massive game.

"The players have been fantastic and there have been lots of games where we should have got a bit more from those games.

"But it has been a massive transition period for the club. There are new owners, I am a new manager at the club, we have a lot of new young players in the team, so there have been big changes at the club.

"We feel that when we come through it, like we did last season, we will be better for it."

Asked if his future was guaranteed should Rovers go down, Kean replied: "I have a contract that runs beyond this season. "Let's get this season taken care of, make sure that we are in the division and I'm hopeful we can move things on."

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