Kean confident of recovery

BY foxsports • August 22, 2011

Rovers suffered their second successive Premier League defeat on Saturday when they went down 3-1 to Aston Villa away from home. Kean's side are now at the foot of the table and the pressure is already on, but the 43-year-old remains defiant that they will recover. "I can take any pressure because at the end of the day when you are doing the right things with the players, when the players are together, when the spirits are good, you know you will be okay," Keane told the Lancashire Telegraph. "We had it last year. We are two games in at the moment, last year there was a hell of a lot of pressure and I was very confident the boys would come through and I am again. They will be fine. "It is my job to stand here when we win and give the credit back to the players and when we don't win I will answer the questions and give an honest opinion. "I thought we played well, I thought against Wolves (a 2-1 home defeat) there were periods when we played well. But we don't have any points on the board and we will need to change that and we will need to change that quickly." Reflecting on their loss at Villa Park, Kean stated: "You feel disappointed more than pressure. Looking at the stats after the game we are in Villa's box 36 games and they are in our box 36 times. "They have had 11 shots and we have had nine. I don't think there was anything in the game, like last week. "I feel disappointed more than pressurised. We don't have fantastic amounts of experience but the young lads battled away and once we get the senior lads back and a few signings then I am sure we will stride on. "I think we did well for lots of periods of the game. We spoke at half-time and I thought we were excellent after the break, and when we got our goal I thought Villa were on the back foot. "Ultimately it was the third goal that killed us because as soon as we scored we were in the ascendency and played some nice football. We are disappointed with the goal as well because you could get offside for that."

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