Blackburn manager Steve Kean has said that the club and their players should start to believe themselves following the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa during the weekend. Blackburn Rovers are in a precarious position in the table, just a place above the relegation zone. There are currently floating above the relegation zone only based on goal difference and there is a possibility that they may once again slip back into the bottom three. That has been a lot of animosity towards Steve Kean ever since he took over from Sam Allardyce. A lot of the animosity was justified during the earlier part of the campaign, but despite selling a lot of high-profile players, Steve Kean has still managed to get Blackburn above the relegation zone.
Speaking after the match against Aston Villa, the manager has said that it is time for the Blackburn players and coaching staff to deliver the results for the fans. There are only a few matches left in the season, while it will be even more tough for Blackburn since there are only a few home games left for them. Steve Kean has said that Blackburn Rovers should be targeting before matches in order to get away from the relegation zone. They did exactly that during the weekend where they managed to come back from behind to draw with Aston Villa.
“From our point of view, Chris never withdrew his transfer request. He wanted to go, he made that quite public. On a positive side, now we know everyone we have in the dressing room wants to be here. We will all be pulling together. We wish Chris all the best, he was very vocal in public about wanting to leave and he’s got his wish,” Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean said after the departure of Christopher Samba during the weekend.