Blackburn boss Kean concentrating on promotion push

The Rovers manager claims that he is not worried by comments made by Shebby Singh last week about his potential sacking and that team spirit is high as the new season gets underway

Blackburn boss Steve Kean has dismissed reports of a boardroom rift between himself and senior figures at the club, and says he is only concentrated on getting the club promoted back to the Premier League

The club's global advisor, Shebby Singh, claimed at a fan forum that Kean would be sacked if he lost his first three games of the new season, but later apologised for the comments.

He went on to dismiss the notion that him and his players were under pressure - praising the team spirit of his squad, and said he was focused only on achieving immediate promotion back to English football's top flight.

"We are getting on fine," Kean told reporters. "Obviously Shebby had a press conference or a get-together with some fans and some things were said.

"But we are only focused on games, points and team spirit and we have got that in abundance. The dressing room is very united and the players that have come in have done well.

"We have got some good types and if you get the right types you will have a strong dressing room.

"The team spirit is backed up by every individual player in the team and I think that was there to see on Saturday when were under the cosh towards the end of the game.

"Everybody is under pressure to get results and that is part of the job. It is a part of the job that you have to enjoy."