Rovers fans protest to get Kean dumped

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STEVE KEAN will face fresh calls to be sacked as Black­burn boss with a ma­jor protest planned to push through his Ewood Park exit.

Kean’s fu­ture is in doubt with Rovers stranded rock bot­tom of the Premier League with just one point from four games.

And dis­grun­tled fans will only pile the pres­sure on Kean, who has won just six of his 27 league games, af­ter Satur­day’s home clash with Arse­nal.

Only days af­ter the Black­burn faith­ful sent an open let­ter to the club’s own­ers Venky’s call­ing on them to re­place Kean, they are now step­ping up their bid to end his nine-month reign in charge.

A pre-match march to the ground comes af­ter sup­port­ers launched an online pe­ti­tion ask­ing for sig­na­tures to re­move the un­der-fire Scot.

Peace­ful

Glen Mul­lan, who has helped or­gan­ise the demon­stra­tion, said: “There is a dossier be­ing put to­gether by sup­port­ers and a march is planned for be­fore the Arse­nal game.

“The numbers look like hit­ting 1,000 so the fans are keen to have Steve Kean re­moved.

“It’s go­ing to be a peace­ful march but we want to make our point. It is about time the own­ers lis­tened to us.

“We want some­one who is ex­pe­ri­enced and can re­late to the fans.” Kean has never won over the Rovers faith­ful af­ter be­ing pro­moted from first-team coach to re­place Sam Al­lardyce last De­cem­ber.

He kept them up by the skin of their teeth on the fi­nal day last sea­son and their slug­gish start has only in­creased the ter­race un­rest.

Many fans would like to see Kean re­placed by former Rovers favourite Mark Hughes, who is cur­rently out of work.

CHOP­PER THREAT: Kean

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