Kean unruffled by Rovers position

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Blackburn boss Steve Kean claimed not to be worried as his side slipped deeper into relegation trouble with a dismal defeat at Everton on Saturday afternoon.

Rovers are now just two points above the Barclays Premier League relegation zone after a 2-0 loss at Goodison Park in which they hardly tested home goalkeeper Tim Howard.

Kean, who has not overseen an away win since December, said: "I don't think it was a worrying performance. The overall performance was of two totally different halves. We were by far the better in the first and they were the better in the second."

He added: "I think whoever was going to get the first goal today was always going to be in the box seat.

"That fell to Everton today and that was disappointing."

Everton upped the tempo after a drab first half to claim the lead after 54 minutes with a deflected Leon Osman shot.

The goal was Everton's reward for a spell of dominance and the Merseysiders made the game safe when Leighton Baines drilled in a penalty after a foul on Seamus Coleman by Phil Jones.

Kean continued: "We felt because Everton were defending quite high there was lots of space behind Leighton Baines and Tony Hibbert.

"We felt we could exploit that - play the ball back into midfield and then quickly get beyond them and play a penetrating pass.

"But then obviously when the goal went in, that changes the outlook of the game."

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Leon Osman
Seamus Coleman
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Tim Howard
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