Premier League - Kean pleads for fan support

Thu, 15 Sep 17:04:00 2011

Under-fire Blackburn boss Steve Kean has dismissed calls for his sacking by telling disgruntled fans he can arrest the club's slide.

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A section of supporters is planning a protest march to demand Kean's removal before Saturday's Premier League match against Arsenal at Ewood Park.

Rovers are bottom with just one point from their opening four league matches and fans are growing increasingly dismayed at the direction in which they are heading under Kean and owners Venky's.

Venky's issued a statement on Wednesday night urging all fans to unite behind the team and Kean has echoed their sentiments. The Scot said: "There is nobody more frustrated then myself and the players because we think we have done well enough to get all three points (in games), never mind none or a point.

"Ewood is always a daunting place for any team to come and we just need the fans to stick with us and give us their backing.

"I am sure we will pull through, get points on the board and climb the table very quickly. There have been a couple of frustrating results but I would not say they have been frustrating performances. I think the performances have been good."

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