Kean rues missed chance
BLACKBURN boss Steve Kean described yesterday's 2-1 defeat by Stoke as a missed opportunity but remained upbeat about his side's chances of getting out of trouble.
Rovers went into the Ewood Park clash on a high after the weekend's shock victory over Manchester United but failed to capitalise on early momentum and were two down at half-time to a brace from Peter Crouch.
They were given hope by a first Premier League goal for David Goodwillie 21 minutes from time but could not find an equaliser.
The result, which left Blackburn three points adrift of safety, was made all the more disappointing for Kean by defeats for fellow strugglers Wolves and QPR.
The Scot said: "We feel as though it's a missed opportunity because the way the results have fallen we could have found ourselves out of the bottom three.
"If we can keep performing and dig another couple of results out we can find ourselves in a much better position."
Kean's job has been made more difficult by the attitude of a large group of fans towards him and owners Venky's, but he could have no complaints yesterday as Ewood Park stayed fully behind the hosts.