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Monday 21 January 2019

Kean: Rovers will come good

Blackburn manager Steve Kean insists he is not interested in speculation over his future and instead backed Rovers to flourish.

Earlier this week, reports emerged that a group of fans sent a letter to club owners Venky's asking them to consider Kean's position after losing their first three games of the season.

Kean travelled to India last week to speak to the owners and yesterday secured his first point of the campaign, drawing 1-1 with Fulham at Craven Cottage. Kean admitted he was pleased to come away from his former club with a point and believes it indicates the future is bright.

"Speculation in the press has just been speculation in the press, not from within the club," he said.

"We should have won the game against Everton, and the way we played (at Fulham) showed great spirit.



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"I've got fantastic backing from the owners, and I'm in contact with them every day. They're happy with the way we're playing.

"We had backing in the window, and have a competitive squad, so we have a squad that will finish in the top half."

Both sides came into the match on the back of poor starts to the season and yesterday's share of the spoils did little to lift the spirits of either sets of fans.

Fulham edged first-half proceedings but fell behind to a moment of magic from Ruben Rochina, who launched an unstoppable 18-yard drive in the 32nd minute.

The home side equalised six minutes later through Bobby Zamora's own inspired moment and Fulham boss Martin Jol was disappointed that his side could not find a winner.

"It was frustrating," he said. "It was similar to the (goalless draw) against Villa, especially the second half.

"We deserved three points from that game and today it was the same."

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