Saturday, 12 November 2011

Kean continues to ignore protests

Steve Kean has had to develop a thick skin this season as calls from Blackburn fans for him to be sacked have grown louder with each passing week.

Another protest is planned by sections of the Rovers faithful at Ewood Park on Saturday when Chelsea visit but the embattled Glaswegian insists he and his players are ignoring the off-field issues and are just focused on getting results - although they have been hard to come by with Kean's side sitting in the relegation zone in the Premier League.

"We've got a good group of players and they can put these type of things to the back of their minds, they're professional players," said Kean of recent protests.

The club have banned fans from bringing in large banners this weekend, citing a 'health and safety' issue and that, obviously, has been welcomed by the Blackburn boss. Those looking at the online football betting will know it won't help them get results on the pitch though.

However, he still remains very much under pressure and, despite a banner reading 'does this look like a minority' at the Spurs game last month, Kean still insists more supporters back him than want him out.

"The directors have taken a stance," he added. "That's great because we believe it's the majority of fans we should hear and the majority of the fans are supporting the side and myself - so the minority, the fact that they can't bring any banners in is great.

"It's been rumbling on for a few games so I'm letting everyone at the stadium, the directors and people behind the scenes, deal with that. We're focusing on performances.

"All that stuff we've put out of our minds to be honest."

It's been a siege mentality from Kean for much of the season but, surely, a few more defeats and the owners will have to start listening.

1 comment:

  1. Defender Christopher Samba has hit out at the clubs Indian owners Venky's, claiming they "don't understand" English football and he wants out.

    I hope Kean keeps Blackburn up then walks away with his head held high


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