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Steve keen on Vukcevic display

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Blackburn manager Steve Kean was impressed with summer signing Simon Vukcevic on his full debut for the club, but admits the player still has plenty to learn about the English game.

The Montenegro winger scored the all-important final goal in Rovers' 3-2 Carling Cup win over League One side Leyton Orient in only his second appearance since arriving from Sporting Lisbon in August.

"I think he showed glimpses," said Kean. "It shows he wants to take people on and even if he is on the right-hand side he checks on to his left foot, like he did for the goal.

The Rovers boss added: "He has got power and accuracy but what he has to learn is when to bounce it on with one touch and not necessarily have a trick.

"He obviously likes back-heelers because he's done about 17 in the last two games.

"He is just adapting to the pace of the country and not only the way not only Premier League teams but lower league teams come in and get in your face and you have to do things quickly."

Orient boss Russell Slade felt had his side managed to keep things level for longer they would have stood a chance, but he was far from disappointed by the result and delighted by the performance of second-choice goalkeeper Lee Butcher.

"The important thing was to stay in the game and I think we did for long periods," he said

"I thought Butch had a super game in goal. He kept us in it.

"It made a contest of it and there were moments when maybe it could have been our night but fair credit to Blackburn."

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