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Kean wary of Orient

Blackburn boss not underestimating visitors

Last Updated: 19/09/11 9:48pm

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Kean: Not taking Leyton Orient lightly

Kean: Not taking Leyton Orient lightly

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Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean says he is not expecting Carling Cup opponents Leyton Orient to be easy pushovers.

Rovers host the League One side on Tuesday evening in the third round of the competition and, having defeated Arsenal 4-3 at home in the Premier League on Saturday, are expected to garner a win at Ewood Park again.

However, Kean is adamant Rovers will not take the London club lightly and has warned his players against a potential slip-up.

Banana skin

"It can be a banana skin if you approach it in the wrong way," explained the Blackburn boss. "We will give it the same detail of preparation as we did before Arsenal.

"We are not approaching it thinking we are going to take our foot off the gas. It is the opposite because we want to start with a good tempo, try to get as many goals as we can and keep a clean sheet.

"We have to keep the momentum going so let's use the competition to go as far as we can, all the way if possible.

"They (Orient) have nothing to lose in one respect but I wouldn't imagine they would want to come to Ewood and get hammered.

"I wouldn't imagine, if they have done their reports from the Arsenal game, they will be looking forward to coming to our place.

"If we can score that number of goals against Arsenal I am sure there will be a little bit of fear. If they want to come and be open and have a go and play as if they have nothing to lose then there is a danger in that as well."

India tour

Meanwhile, Blackburn have also stated that the squad will make their trip to India in early October during the international break.

Rovers were originally supposed to go to the Asian country in July but had to postpone their tour because of terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

"Rovers are now able to confirm some details of the forthcoming trip to India," reads a statement on the club's official website.

"The trip to Pune will take place during the international break in early October and the highlight will be a match against the local side Pune FC - on Friday 7th at the Balewadi Stadium."

Owners Venky's, whose headquarters are in Pune, have also arranged for nine members of the Rovers Fans' Forum to fly out to meet with them during the trip.

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