Kean encouraged by performance

Hoilett expected to recover after sickening collision

Kean: Blackburn boss has called on fans to get behind him and team

Hoilett: Rovers forward was knocked out after collision with Schwarzer

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Blackburn boss Steve Kean is adamant that the club's supporters will soon be behind him following an encouraging display against Fulham.

Both sides had to settle for a point following a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage after Bobby Zamora cancelled out Ruben Rochina's impressive opener for Rovers.

Kean's side had lost all three games prior to the clash in West London and some supporters had voiced their unhappiness with the manager.

But the Scot is unconcerned by the mounting pressure and was pleased with Rovers' spirit.


"We played a lot of good stuff and dealt with the Fulham threat," he told Sky Sports.

"We've got confidence in abundance, we have spirit and togetherness.

"It (the speculation) doesn't affect me, honestly. I have the dressing room and the backing of the owners. If the fans stay with us, we'll see many away performances like that where we win more than one point.

"I'm sure if the fans stay with us we'll finish in the top half."


The end of the game was soured by a nasty-looking injury suffered by forward Junior Hoilett. The Canadian was knocked out cold following a collision with goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer as the pair jumped for a high ball.

"He's got three or four stitches in the side of his head and a bang on his eye," Kean said of Hoilett.

"It's not a great challenge and he'll have some concussion. It's a bad one.

"It could have been worse. He was out for a little bit of time and it might affect him for the next game. But he'll be fine."