Norwich v Blackburn: Canaries to compound Kean misery

one man's rise is another man's downfall

Paul Lambert's Norwich City will be looking to add to the ever-increasing pressure that Steve Kean finds himself under at the moment.

Since being appointed manager of Blackburn Rovers back in December 2010, Kean has found it difficult to win over a large section of The Rover's fans and defeat to Norwich on Saturday may be the result that brings an end to his time as Blackburn boss.

However, Kean will look at the positives. His team aren't playing badly and have been unluckily in several games this season. Also, they should enter this match on a high after Wednesday night’s dramatic victory over high-flying Newcastle in the Carling Cup.

Blackburn have no new injury problems and may welcome back Scott Dann this weekend as they aim to keep their first clean sheet of the season and what would also be only their second in 24 away league matches.

The home side also have good news in the injury department and fans may see the return of Zak Whitbread and Elliott Ward, although both may well have to settle for a place on the bench. Paul Lambert will have a big decision to make when choosing his strike options, but I think he may opt for last weekend’s goal hero Grant Holt. Holt is a big lad who can handle himself well, which will be required up against Christophe Samba.

Norwich are picking up vital points early on in the season, but have also failed to keep a single clean sheet so far and this must be worrying news for Paul Lambert. But the one thing his side does possess is determination and they never give up. When it comes to football, Lambert has 'been there, done it and has the Champions League winners medal to prove it'. He is a winner and is proving extremely adept at making his players believe they are winners too. There is no doubt that both squads have talented players but only one team has that self-belief to go with it at this moment in time.

Paul Lambert is cooking up his plan to keep to Norwich in the Premier League, which will certainly keep Delia happy. But, one man's rise is another man's downfall and come the beginning of next week, Steve Kean may be unemployed when Norwich make it three home wins in a row in the Premier League.

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Written By:- Richard Hodge (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 28/10/2011 - 09:55 AM
Filed in:- , Huddersfield Town, Brighton