Blackburn manager Steve Kean has urged the club's players, staff and supporters to stand united following their latest on-field disappointment.

Rovers were knocked out of the Carling Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday night, suffering a 2-0 defeat to npower Championship side Cardiff in south Wales. The result condemned the Lancashire club to a fifth game without a win, and compounds their current plight which sees them sitting bottom of the Barclays Premier League table.

Kean said: "It's never nice when fans are being negative but when you're focused on the game once it starts it's something you put to the back of your mind and it doesn't affect you."

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