Kean wants one more win

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Blackburn boss Steve Kean watched his side earn their first win since January - and then claimed one more would secure Barclays Premier League survival.

Martin Olsson's first-half strike gave Rovers a 1-0 success over Bolton at Ewood Park which lifted them three points clear of the drop zone. Blackburn, who moved onto 38 points with the victory, face fellow strugglers West Ham and Wolves among their last three games, and Kean feels a win from one of those will be enough.

"We've got to play West Ham and we've got to play Wolves in the last game so everybody can't get three points," he said. "So I imagine if you've got 40 points and a good goal difference, which we have, that's going to see you safe."

Olsson's low finish was just reward for a display in which he had David Wheater all at sea, and sealed a win which could and should have been more comfortable.

The Bolton fans taunted the hosts with chants of 'You should've kept big Sam' in reference to Kean's predecessor Sam Allardyce, but this was perhaps the Blackburn boss' most important win since taking charge.

And after two straight defeats without scoring, Kean admitted his side's need for a victory was evident.

"I thought we performed with a lot of attitude and spirit and togetherness," he added.

"Today there wasn't a want for the points, there was a need which is a very different emotion. You could feel it in the dressing room.

"The lads had a focus and I thought they gave an outstanding and professional performance. They gave me every single thing I asked for before the game and more."

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