Blackburn owners give me 100% support, says Steve Kean

Steve Kean
Kean took over as manager of Blackburn from Sam Allardyce in December 2010

Blackburn manager Steve Kean has insisted he is "100% supported" by the club's owners, despite his side's poor form in the Premier League.

Rovers are bottom of the table having picked up seven points from 13 games and some fans have held number of protests calling for him to be sacked.

But asked if the Venky's Group remained supportive, Kean said: "Yes, 100%. That has never ebbed or quivered one day."

Kean added: "They are fantastically behind everything we are trying to do."

The Scot has had to contend with injuries to key players Ryan Nelsen, Martin Olsson, Michel Salgado and Chris Samba in recent weeks, while in-form Junior Hoilett has had a virus.

And Kean, while admitting that the owners are "concerned" added that they are understanding about the club's injury problems.

"I had a very good meeting at the stadium with one of the directors," said Kean, who earlier in the week played down quotes in which he appeared to suggest he had deliberately lost the Carling Cup quarter-final against Cardiff.

"We have got a board meeting on Monday to speak about the transfer window. The owners are obviously concerned at the position we are in but I think they also understand that the selection process will now be tougher for myself because of the amount of players who are coming back.

"We have had key players missing and it is a fact we have had to deal with.

"But now we are in a position where we can get players like Samba, Salgado and Olsson back available for selection."