Rovers boss delighted with win
Steve Kean hailed his side's fighting spirit after goals from Mauro Formica and Junior Hoilett against boosted their survival chanaces.
Formica volleyed home a 40th-minute opener and Hoilett fired home from 25 yards early in the second half as Rovers saw off a below-par Norwich 2-0 at Ewood Park. Kean revealed afterwards both Hoilett and strike partner Ayegbeni Yakubu had played with injuries, while Gael Givet and Bradley Orr both needed pain-killing injections at half-time. Kean said: "Junior played with a tight hamstring and Yakubu also had a tough time getting fit. Givet needed an injection at half-time for a severe dead leg, and Bradley needed one too. It's always nice when you win, but this was about the performance because we had players who were on their last legs with lots of fatigue, and they didn't want to come off the pitch." Kean reserved particular praise for Givet, whom he dropped for last week's defeat for Swansea after declaring the Frenchman was "not in the right frame of mind" to play. Kean said: "Gael's performance was no surprise to me. Since he's been at the club he's been a total warrior. He took an injection at half-time and didn't want to come off. "He's been absolutely magnificent in training all week. If you train like this there's no surprise when you turn up and play like this as well."