Rovers chief plays down axe fears
Steve Kean remains confident that he will continue to stay in charge of Blackburn Rovers regardless of what happens this season.
The Ewood Park chief has been under pressure all season and will be the subject of another protest march this weekend as the fans are to take to the streets again ahead of the home match against Norwich City.
Kean had appeared to have dragged Rovers out of trouble last month thanks to back-to-back wins against Wolves and Sunderland, but five straight defeats have plunged them back into the drop zone and three points off safety.
However, when quizzed if he would face the axe if Rovers are relegated, Kean said: "I have a contract that runs beyond this season.
"Let's get this season taken care of, make sure that we are in the division and I'm hopeful we can move things on."
Kean also appealed to the angry fans to keep the protest against him and the club's owners Venky's small to prevent it impacting on the team as they look to secure some vital points.
He told Sky Sports: "I hope that the protest is small. The fans inside the ground of late have been excellent and the travelling fans have been very good.
"We have a young team that has certainly performed better when the atmosphere has been hostile towards the opposition and I am hopeful that they will continue to support us.
"We have a focus and that is on breaking the sequence that we are in, making sure we can get a good start in the game and I am very confident that we can get a result this week."