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Steve Kean voices frustrations

Rovers boss Steve Kean has set his sights on survival and has set the target expected is 42 points... higher than usually required in the Premier League but about right given the tightness of the league this season.

Kean has come under fire in recent weeks as the Rovers have slumped to a recent record of played 4, won 0, drawn 1, lost 3.

But Kean although clearly annoyed was remaining upbeat.

Kean told the Lancashire Telegraph - 'What we have seen is bottom can beat top. There have been lots of results that have been coupon busters.

'For the neutral it is exciting but for teams not in the top half you look at the fixture list and think go and get your own points.

'The bottom three is changing every week and I am thinking everyone beneath the top is improving week on week.

'Maybe that is the reason why you are getting the results that will take the points tally I think to 42 points.

'You are going to need at least 42 points.'

Kean has even called for the players to use the frustrations of the fans as motivation to pull clear of the danger that we have fallen into in recent weeks.

The manager even accepted responsibility for the teams failings but has challenged the players to pull them over the line.

Kean continued - 'They are big boys, grown professionals. Most of them are international players and they are well-paid sportsmen.

'Use that apprehension and bat it straight back to the players.

'Say to them 'you have got us in to this, go out there in the next half or next part take it with you and affect it'.

'It is my job to make sure I get across to the players we need to pick up the points.

'I hope I can get across we as a staff, me as a manager, the players, we are taking full responsibility for the blip and it is a blip.

'We need to make sure we get the results and we get them quick and we get back to the feeling of that winning formula and the feel-good factor that we are moving in the right direction.'

Since Kean took charge the lads started fairly brightly if somewhat inconsistently before fading in recent weeks as impressive victories over West Brom and Liverpool.

But the bad run has kicked in and Keano has explained that he feels the fans pain.

Kean again went off - 'I am as frustrated as the fans because I know we have it in the locker, it is just about us hitting that performance on a regular basis on the pitch and making sure we don't have the highs and lows'

'We are not going to sweep it under the carpet and we have shown the players the good, the bad, and the ugly.'

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 2 2011

Time: 4:25PM

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Forget the frustration Mr Kean and play N'Zonzi on sturday instead of Andrews. While you're at it stick Givet left back and let Olsson run Fulham ragged down the left and supply Mr (my biggest strength is heading the ball so cross it to me) Santa Cruz for a few easy headers... then we might get the 3 pts. rant over, lol.
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02/03/2011 17:16:00

I agree - Zonz needs to play ahead of Jogger or Grella. Although he does at least try to sound upbeat!
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02/03/2011 17:24:00

I think you need to play Goulon, Morris, Benjani, Roberts, Bunn, as you always make loads of changes and these did not start the last game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But in truth and sincerley you are on borowed time which is about to elapse, WE are in this position because of one man and one man only, and thats Mr Egghead himself, Stand up Steve Kean
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02/03/2011 17:29:00

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02/03/2011 21:09:00

a win this week with a good performance from the new boys will keep the wolves at bay... but a bit of consistency is needed- action not words please
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03/03/2011 03:37:00

totally agree with itsallrover, and dont agree with rover23, this season its safety, next season we want to qualify for europe.
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04/03/2011 10:14:00

"What we have seen is bottom can beat top. There have been lots of results that have been coupon busters." Does this sound like empty BS or what. We couldn't beat Wigan when they were bottom. It isn't only the defeats that are a concern, it is the manner in which we have lost. A very average Villa team have smacked us twice recently, by the skin of our teeth we got a lucky draw against a very average Newcastle, who rightfully were very disappointed they didn't get three points. Hughesy will have Fulham fired up for this one, can we say the same about SK, I doubt it, so I suspect that we will struggle to get anything. I await the next round of excuses with baited breath
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05/03/2011 07:45:00

maybe keen needs to bring in his old mate chris colemen the do say two heads are better then one
truth sayer ffc
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07/03/2011 21:41:00


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