Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean shrugs off fans' call to quit

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Blackburn boss Steve Kean has shrugged off a fans' letter to the club's owners asking them to consider his position.

Rovers have lost their opening three Premier League games but the Scot believes they can finish in the top 10.

Kean, 43, travelled to India last week to speak to the owners, poultry giants Venky's, but insisted it was a routine visit rather than a crisis meeting.

Asked about the letter from several internet-based fan websites, Kean told supporters to "bear with us".

New signings Yakubu, Scott Dann, Simon Vukcevic and Jordan Slew are all in the Blackburn squad for their trip to Fulham.

Kean said: "It [the letter] doesn't make me feel bad at all. I have a great relationship with the owners.

"I can understand the fans' frustration that we don't have a point on the board right now, but I think it's a minority of the fans and we share that frustration that we have not got points.

"I would say bear with us - we said judge us at the end of the transfer window.

"I think we now have a stronger squad than we had last year. If we can start getting points on the board - and quickly - then the top half is certainly achievable."

Kean said his relationship with Venky's remained "excellent".

"Every time I go there people suggest it's a crisis meeting. It just happens to be the same day every month," he added.

"It's not a crisis meeting. They are very happy. I go once a month, we sit down, have a lot of conversations and the communication side between myself and the owners is excellent."

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