Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean says he has owners' backing

Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean
Kean said last week the calls for him to quit were from a minority of fans

Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean says he has the full support of the club's owners ahead of Saturday's fans' protest demanding his sacking.

Fans have been angered by the bottom side's current league form, following defeats by Wolves, Aston Villa and Everton and a draw against Fulham.

"The owners gave me their full backing and said, 'If there is going to be a demonstration, don't worry, we're fully behind you'," said Kean.

"They backed me like they always have."

Organisers expect 1,000 supporters to take part in the demonstration before the match against Arsenal at Ewood Park.

The family behind club owners Venky's said they understood supporters' "disappointment and anger at the recent performance of our team".

But they asked fans to "help players renew confidence in themselves".

Kean added on Thursday: "There is nobody more frustrated then myself and the players because we think we have done well enough to get all three points [in games], never mind none or a point.

"Ewood is always a daunting place for any team to come and we just need the fans to stick with us and give us their backing.

"I am sure we will pull through, get points on the board and climb the table very quickly.

"There have been a couple of frustrating results but I would not say they have been frustrating performances. I think the performances have been good."