Players remain united, says Rovers boss
Steve Kean insists his Rovers squad are still close-knit despite the latest ructions which saw French defender Gael Givet left out.
Kean says the issue with Givet has now been settled - the manager had deemed him "not in the right frame of mind" to face Swansea last weekend - and that the player has been "magnificent" in training following a meeting earlier this week. The Rovers manager, whose side entertain Norwich on Saturday needing three points to keep their survival hopes alive, said the squad - now on a run of five successive Premier League defeats - had not been affected by the events surrounding Givet. Kean said: "There were things that seemed to surround us, as always, and there was meant to be a problem when there wasn't. Gael came into the office and spoke with me and was very positive with his outlook so I'm delighted he's going to be back in the side. "When I spoke to him last week I didn't feel he was in the right frame of mind, this week he has been magnificent after our chat." Asked if the issue with Givet had destabilised the squad, Kean insisted that was not the case. He added: "You might go to work one day and not really feel that great and if you have a good boss they will be understanding, and I felt I dealt with it well. To a man the players have all trained well and there has been a good positive atmosphere with no nervous edge."