Kean hails Rovers spirit

20 March 2011 01:30
Blackburn boss Steve Kean claimed Saturday's comeback to draw 2-2 with fellow Barclays Premier League strugglers Blackpool showed the character present in the Rovers squad. The Ewood Park crowd booed their team off after two Charlie Adam goals gave the visitors a 2-0 lead at half-time, but Christopher Samba reduced the deficit in the 49th minute and Blackburn threw everything at their opponents before Junior Hoilett finally levelled in the third minute of injury time. It was a morale-boosting point for Kean's side, who began the match alongside their opponents a point above the relegation zone after a run of only one point from five games. Other results meant it was as you were for both teams but, after recovering from seeing a dubious penalty awarded against them for a second successive game, there was no doubt which side ended the game more satisfied. It was also the first time this season Blackburn have picked up points after going behind, and Kean said: "We could have felt sorry for ourselves, but I think the only time we have this season was the second half against Villa when we gave a penalty away. "Full credit to the boys, they dug in and they weren't going to accept that we weren't going to get something from the game. We were desperate to get something and I think that shows the determination and the team spirit."

Source: PA