Olsson wants backing of fans
Blackburn Rovers defender Martin Olsson has asked the club's supporters to stop protesting against manager Steve Kean.
By Subhankar Mondal
Last Updated: 22/10/11 1:46pm
Blackburn Rovers defender Martin Olsson has asked the club's supporters to stop protesting against manager Steve Kean and to get back behind the team.
Rovers' disappointing start to the season that sees them stuck to the foot of the Premier League table with five points from eight matches has drawn the fans to take to the streets to demonstrate against Kean.
Olsson admits that the supporters are justified in expressing their frustration but urges them to get behind the players and the manager.
"It's us who are losing the games so we should get pressure too," said the 23-year-old. "I understand the fans.
"We don't like to see us down there either. I feel exactly like they do.
"I didn't play the game against Man City (4-0 home defeat) but it didn't look good. We can hear that on the pitch and it affects the way we play.
"When it's game day we have to remain positive and be behind the team because it's not helping at all.
"Of course the manager told us not to think about the negative vibe but we're all old enough to know what's going on."
Rovers host Tottenham Hotspur at Ewood Park in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.