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Keane wary of old pals

21 March 2014

Having spent last season on loan at this weekend's opponents, Michael Keane is fully aware of the threat posed by Leicester City.

The 21-year-old central defender enjoyed a successful spell with the Foxes last year, making 27 appearances.

Little has changed squad wise from the team Keane was part of that got to the 2012-13 play-offs, and whilst the defender is pleased to see them do so well this campaign, he'd like that to change at Ewood Park this Saturday.

"They've not changed the team much, they've only brought in one or two new players," said the on-loan defender.

"I'm really happy that they have done well, it was devastating last year the way we lost in the play-offs, so to see them bounce back the way they have is really good and I hope they can continue that - after this weekend - and go up.

"Leicester have learnt from last season, they've worked really hard and look where they are."

Keane has pinpointed the twin strike threat of David Nugent and Jamie Vardy as the ones to watch at Ewood Park, and the young defender knows that Rovers will have to work hard to keep them at bay.

"I think they work really well with each other, they work off each other," added Keane.

"Vardy has made a massive difference coming into the team this year, they both never stop running, they work really hard.

"So it is going to be tough against them at the weekend but you can only do your best to stop them and if we play really well then we can.

"In this league there are no real favourites, anyone can beat anyone on their day so we'll be going into the game believing that we can beat them and try and put their run to an end. Someone has to do it so lets hope it can be us."

Tickets for Saturday's match will be on open sale until the 3.00pm kick-off. Tickets are priced from £19 Adults, £12 Seniors and £7 Juniors. Book online today at and collect your tickets from the Blackburn End collection point on the day of the game.

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