Blackburn protests postponed

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There will be no organised protests at Blackburn's next two home games, it has been confirmed.

With the club struggling near the foot of the Barclays Premier League, a section of Rovers supporters have been demonstrating against manager Steve Kean and owners Venky's at several Ewood Park fixtures this term.

However, organiser Glen Mullan has revealed that communication between protesters and the club have improved and the action will be brought to a temporary halt for the crucial visits of West Brom on Saturday and Bolton on Tuesday.

"We are in advanced discussions with the club and we are very, very pleased with the progress that has been made," Mullan told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"(Ewood Park stadium manager) John Newsham and (Blackburn deputy chief executive) Paul Hunt's attention to detail over the last couple of weeks has been exemplary.

"There will be no organised protests this weekend before, after or during the game.

"We are not cancelling the protests, we are postponing them for the next two games, after discussions with the club and with (director of Rovers sponsor WEC Group and Blackburn fan) Wayne Wild as well.

"We ask everyone to get behind the team for these two very winnable football matches.

"Six points is the most important thing, while we remain committed to trying to open up lines of communication with the club for the fans that can stay there for a long time. We want a line of communication that will be permanently open."

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