Cup success gives Kean safety hope

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Blackburn manager Steve Kean believes his side’s young stars can pave the way to Premier League safety after their 3-1 Carling Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Ruben Rochina marked a rare start with two goals inside the first four minutes while young Scot David Goodwillie added a strike of his own.

Kean, whose club is joint bottom of the Premier, said: “All the young guys out there were a glimpse of good things in the future. I see Ruben every day and know what quality he’s got. We wanted to start the game with a tempo that was good and we knew if we did it would cause problems. We put ourselves in a comfortable position early on.”

Meanwhile, the Rovers boss confirmed George John was undergoing a medical and Simon Vukcevic could feature tomorrow against Everton after confirming his work visa.

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