Changes to blame, admits Dunn as Blackburn battle bravely to avoid the drop
21:30 GMT, 22 April 2012
Midfielder David Dunn, who is Blackburn born and raised, can hardly credit how his club have been brought to their knees by infighting.
There was another protest march before the game against Norwich but Dunn acknowledges Rovers will have no-one but themselves to blame should they go down.
‘The club’s plight hurts a lot,’ he said after goals by Mauro Formica and Junior Hoilett brought three vital points. ‘Everything around it does. There just seems to be unrest everywhere you look and that hurts me.
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‘It can happen when things aren’t going well, but I think there have probably been too many changes here in a short space of time. Any club making that many changes would be affected.’
Fresh from denying any rift with Gael Givet, who was restored to the starting line-up after having his attitude questioned the week before, the beleaguered manager Steve Kean found himself trying to keep a lid on claims of a bust-up with Steven Nzonzi.
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The Blackburn midfielder evidently took exception to being demoted to the bench, after a recent dip in form, but Kean dismissed suggestions of an angry exchange between them by snapping: ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about. Steven has played every single minute, when he’s been available, and it has caught up with him a bit. I don’t want him being burnt out, and I explained that to him.’