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Rovers boss Kean on Carling Cup

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Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean has urged his side to give everything against Cardiff on Tuesday, as they bid to get to another Carling Cup Semi-final.

Since lifting the League Cup trophy in 2002, Rovers have reached the semi-finals of English major cup competitions five times.

Kean will go into the quarter-final clash hoping to increase the impressive feat to six.

"We've always treated the competition with respect, it is a competition that we want to go all the way in and I'm confident we can go and get a result," he said.

Rovers will not mind having to travel to Cardiff as that is where they lifted the cup in 2002 and Kean is hoping they will have a lot of fans present.

"Hopefully the fans will travel in their numbers and see us through to the semi-finals, give them something to cheer about and send them home happy."

Talking of their opposition, Kean admitted his side are ready for a tough test from the Bluebirds – who have only lost once at home all season.

"Cardiff have a strong home record, I saw them in action the other night against Coventry and I thought they were excellent.

"I think it is going to be a good tie for the neutral."

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