Kean: Rovers can match City stars

City travel to Blackburn looking for victory as they seek to secure
Champions League football for the first time while Rovers are
desperate for points to avoid relegation. Rovers have abandoned
their renowned direct approach since Sam Allardyce was sacked and
replaced by Kean in December but he admits it is now a case of win
at all costs. “It’s lovely to win and play nice football but at
this stage of the game it’s about winning,” said Kean. “We have
only lost once in almost four months at home, since I have become
manager, so Ewood is going to be a tough place for any team to
come. “City will be looking for three points too and we have to be
up and at them straight away, don’t let them settle.” Kean insists
he does not envy the resources available to City’s Roberto Mancini.
He said: “We have a good group of players too and I’ve never moaned
that we have no depth. Anytime we’ve asked the owners to dip into
their pockets and get wages out for loan players or go to other
parts of the world and invest in young players for the future they
have done that. “They [City] have had massive investment very
quickly, the way we are going to invest is going to be slower over
a longer period and I’m sure the owners will back the overall
improvement and expansion of the club.” Ryan Nelsen and Vince
Grella are injured for Rovers and Steven Nzonzi serves the last
match of a three-game suspension. Roque Santa Cruz, meanwhile, is
unavailable against his parent club. Junior Hoilett, however, the
20-year-old Canada-born striker, should be back after missing the
defeat at Everton with a hamstring problem.