Rovers boss Kean on Carling Cup


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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