Blackburn manager Steve Kean accepts a small and vocal section of fans will almost certainly always oppose him and his methods but he believes he is winning over the majority.

Prior to Saturday's 4-3 win over Arsenal, a group of about 250 supporters marched to Ewood Park demanding his dismissal. Their message was lost somewhat in the euphoria of beating Arsene Wenger's side but Kean accepts they will always be there in the background waiting to capitalise on every mistake.

"I hope anyone who came to the game who wasn't happy with myself or the team before went away enjoying what they saw and how the lads played," said the Scot, who revealed his players had been unhappy with the staging of the protest. "If there was anyone who was slightly unhappy, hopefully we have changed their minds."

He added: "I don't think there are too many. I don't think anyone can say we didn't play well in the second half against Arsenal.

"But anyone who wants to be critical will have a moan about anything.

"If they are coming to the game and trying to leap on something if we are not right then they are the ones who are going to be tough to change.

"But that is the nature of football, you cannot keep everyone in the stadium 100% happy.

"I know the lads (his squad) weren't happy with the protest, that was mentioned before we went out.

"But if you have 98% fans inside the ground happy then I am quite satisfied with those numbers before any type of protest."

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