Kean confident over Hoilett

Hoilett, 20, has been a talisman for Kean since he took over as

manager, scoring five goals since the turn of the year but missed

the defeat at Everton due to a hamstring injury. Kean said: “We

have missed him. His quality this season has been fantastic, and

his consistency. He’s not been a flash in the pan – he’s been a

constant threat to opposition defences. “We are confident he will

be back for Monday. He missed the last game with a bit of fluid on

his hamstring but that is clearing up and we are hopeful he will be

able to train on Saturday and Sunday.” The Rovers manager admits

Blackburn, two points off the relegation zone, have to give

everything for the final five matches. He said: “We know where we

are, we are in an absolute dogfight, and sometimes you have to

fight. “We need to roll our sleeves up and battle for our lives.

“We have spoken to the players about all that and I’m very

confident they have taken all that on board.” Roque Santa Cruz is

unavailable on Monday as he is on loan from City and Steven Nzonzi

is suspended, while Ryan Nelsen and Vince Grella remain injured.