Beleaguered Blackburn boss Steve Kean has intimated he would not feel safe meeting with fans of the club following treatment he described as "vicious" in Tuesday night's defeat to Bolton.

A situation that has been escalating throughout the season reached its nadir at Ewood Park as Rovers were beaten 2-1 by their local rivals and fellow strugglers to drop to the bottom of the Barclays Premier League table.

Asked if he would consider meeting with the supporters, the Scot said: "I have to take direction from other people as far as health and safety and making sure if we do anything like that it's in a proper environment. At the game the other night it was pretty vicious so it would have to be in an environment where first and foremost it was safe."

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