Alan Shearer has backed Steve Kean to keep Blackburn in the Barlcays Premier League this season, but the former Rovers striker admits that the manager needs to start getting results quickly.

Blackburn are currently 19th in the Barclays Premier League table, and have collected just four points from seven matches.

And while the side came off a moral-boosting 4-3 win against Arsenal two weeks ago, their results since haven’t reflected it, with losses to Newcastle and Manchester City following. Shearer admits that Kean needs results, but the football pundit is adamant that it isn’t time to sack the manager just yet.


“He's having a tough time and he needs results ASAP, just like any other manager does," Shearer told the BBC.

"It's a tough situation and he needs to win games. He hasn't, which is why he is under pressure. He will have known that when he took the job though.

"He's the same manager who was there last season and we are only seven or eight games in to the new one.

"You don't become a bad manager in that space of time."

Blackburn face QPR away after the international break, followed by Tottenham and Norwich, and will be looking to pick up maximum points to get their season back on track.

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