Rovers boss refuses to give up
Steve Kean believes the fear factor could work in Blackburn's favour when they play host to relegation rivals Wigan on Monday.
Rovers will be relegated if they can't beat the Latics and Sunday's results for Bolton and QPR has done little to ease their fading hopes of avoiding the Premier League trapdoor. Wanderers had to settle for a share of the spoils against West Brom after a late equaliser from Baggies midfielder James Morrison while Rangers moved two points clear of the bottom three with a 89th minute winner against Stoke from Djibril Cisse. Kean's men must now therefore win both of their remaining two fixtures and get a number of goals in the process, but the Scot must know that the odds are staked against them. However, he is trying to stay upbeat despite his side's poor showing last weekend at White Hart Lane when they failed to create a single chance against Tottenham. Asked about nerves in the camp, Kean said: "I feel as if it can give a positive edge. "Sometimes you can look at the lads and think they are a little bit nervous and there is a negative energy, but they have looked bright and sharp on the training ground."