Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean happy with first point

Blackburn boss Steve Kean was upbeat after seeing his side earn their first Premier League point of the season.

But the 1-1 draw at Fulham was marred by Rovers' Junior Hoilett being taken off on a stretcher in a neck brace late on.

The Canadian forward was knocked unconscious in an aerial clash with Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.

"It's not a great challenge and he'll have some concussion," said Kean.

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

"He was out for a little bit of time and it might affect him for the next game."

Spanish midfielder Ruben Rochina put Blackburn ahead on 32 minutes before Bobby Zamora equalised six minutes later.

Last week, more than 4,000 fans signed a letter sent to Rovers' Indian owners, Venky's, asking for Kean to be sacked.

But Kean said: "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.

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

Fulham manager Martin Jol felt his side missed an opportunity to pick up three points.

He said: "I felt we deserved more today.

"We are playing at home and we didn't succeed.

"We know we have to win our home games and we didn't today."

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