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Yak backs Kean and yearns for change in fortune

Rovers striker Yakubu has thrown his weight (insert joke here) behind Steve Kean and insists the players are fully behind climbing back up the league table... and helping the manager in the process.

With another protest planned for the Sunday game with Spurs aimed at ridding the club of Kean it may come as some relief to the boss that he does have some support.

Yakubu told the BBC - 'We just have to stick together and do our job. In the end those fans will be with us again.'

'The protests do affect some players but I just concentrate on doing my job. There is always pressure when the team is not doing well.

'But the pressure isn't on the team when you're losing, it is always going to be put on the manager.

'All the players are behind Steve Kean. When he talks to us in training, we are impressed. It's our job to go out there and win - and that's all we focus on.

'We got a good draw against QPR last week and we will take that into our game against Tottenham.

'If fans stick together with us, we will be fine.'

Yakubu also highlighted the role played by Kean and the Rao family in bringing the Nigerian to Ewood Park and highlighted the youthful exuberance of the side.

Yak continued - 'Steve Kean and the owners are big influences on me. Without them, I wouldn't have come here.

'We have a young team with quality players. It's just about being patient.

'People should give Kean a chance to do his work and we will be fine.

'I know it's hard when you don't win games and the pressure is on the manager - that's normal. For me as a striker, if I don't score goals I'm under pressure. If we don't keep clean sheets, there's a pressure. In this game, there's always pressure.

'But we just want to go into this game at the weekend giving our best to get the three points we need.'

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 20 2011

Time: 10:23AM

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Seems like someone is a fan!!!
Mikey Delap
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20/10/2011 10:26:00

They are just continueing to say the same thing all the time, is this a sect or something? Cheers
riisenholt
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20/10/2011 11:29:00

Weeks of silence and then within 2 days Nzonzi, Olsson and Yakubu come out backing Kean. Of course i am sure none of them was politely recomended to come out in favour of Kean or risk mysteriously not appearing in the team next time out. Oh look Roberts has just backed Kean again, who started upfront vs QPR? Feel really really sorry for the players at the moment. Kean is a blight on there careers atm.
Tombo1984
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21/10/2011 01:06:00

Sect - LOL! They could be Keanists!
FreidelNo.1
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21/10/2011 12:30:00

It is good to hear players backing the manager and wanting to play well and win games, but we still ain't seeing it! And as for Kean he must be the most convincing speaker ever - he should be a second hand car salesmen, or a motivational speaker! He is wasted in football management!
FreidelNo.1
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21/10/2011 12:32:00

Another thought that just occured to me - the media don't seem to be on his back that much either - they always ask him nice questions, they hardly challenge him with statistics etc - if this were Wenger - he'd be getting slaughtered!
FreidelNo.1
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21/10/2011 12:34:00

 

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