Steve Kean denies being 'summoned' by Blackburn owners

Blackburn manager Steve Kean insists his meeting this week with the club's owners will be business as usual.

Rovers are 19th in the table after losing five of their opening seven Barclays Premier League fixtures this season, piling the pressure on Kean.

The club only narrowly avoided relegation from the top flight last term under the Scot, who was installed as Sam Allardyce's successor by Indian poultry firm Venky's shortly after they completed their takeover at Ewood Park in November 2010.

During and after Saturday's 4-0 home defeat to Manchester City, a section of Blackburn fans loudly voiced their dissatisfaction and held up 'Kean Out' banners.

Rovers are on tour in India during the international break and co-owner Venkatesh Rao has said that a "very big discussion" is going to take place about the club's situation, with a "plan of action" formulated.

As far as Kean is concerned, though, it will be nothing out of the ordinary.

"We always have a sit down and a talk," Kean told Sky Sports News. "I think people will say that I have been summoned or called, but I have heard that probably on my last six or seven trips.

"I come here once a month to sit down with the family and talk about all aspects of the club and the games, the development of the younger players, the integration of the new players, what we want to do in the next transfer window, the funding of that.

"We speak about all aspects and what I will be doing is exactly what I normally do, going through all that."

Kean stated his "100%" commitment to fighting on as Blackburn boss after the match against City and remains confident in his ability to get Rovers back on track despite the criticism of some fans.

"It can get to you but not for one minute (do I doubt myself)," he said.

"When I go on the training ground and see the lads responding, and get the backing of the family and the majority of the fans, then I am happy in my work and as long as I feel that we will turn things around.

"I have no doubt about that."

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