Blackburn Rovers 1 West Brom 2: I won’t quit, insists Steve Kean

Steve Kean refuses to consider resigning after Blackburn were undone by a late Peter Odemwingie winner for West Brom

Premier League, 17 December 2011, Ewood Park
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Steve Kean insists he will not quit Blackburn Rovers despite the club suffering their ninth defeat of the season against West Bromich Albion at Ewood Park.

Peter Odemwingie scored an 89th-minute winner to deny Blackburn a precious point in their bid to avoid relegation and the home side next face a crucial clash against Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday.

When asked if he could see himself walking away from the club, Kean replied: “No I can’t.

“We will be back in tomorrow and we will prepare for the game on Tuesday. After that game the table will hopefully look better.

“The owners are fully behind me but I am sure they like the players, the staff and fans are disappointed.

“We want to be winning games especially at home and it makes Tuesday’s game [at home to Bolton] massive if it wasn’t massive already.”

James Morrison gave West Brom the lead when he fired a superb volley past Paul Robinson after 52 minutes.

Scott Dann appeared to have salvaged a crucial point for Kean’s side when he prodded his effort past Ben Foster to equalise in the 72nd minute.

But Odemwingie sped past two defenders before curling his effort past Robinson one minute from time to leave Rovers in 19th place, four points from safety.

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