Four Blackburn Rovers players were carrying injuries

Steve Kean
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Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean reveals that two players were carrying knocks and two required pain-killing injections during their 2-0 win over Norwich City.

Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean has has hailed the commitment of his team following their 2-0 win over Norwich City.

The Scot revealed after the match that Junior Hoilett and Yakubu had played despite carrying injures, while Gael Givet and Bradley Orr both received pain-killing injections at half time.

Kean said: "Junior played with a tight hamstring and Yakubu also had a tough time getting fit. Givet needed an injection at half-time for a severe dead leg, and Bradley needed one, too.

"It's always nice when you win, but this was about the performance because we had players who were on their last legs with lots of fatigue, and they didn't want to come off the pitch.

"Gael's performance was no surprise to me. Since he's been at the club he's been a total warrior. He took an injection at half-time and didn't want to come off."

The win helped Rovers leapfrog Bolton Wanderers in the Premier League table, although both Lancashire clubs remain in the relegation zone.

1Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton10640148622
4Birmingham CityBirmingham105321610618
5Hull City10532137618
7Derby CountyDerby10451127517
8Cardiff CityCardiff104421411316
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves104331511415
10Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds104331514115
11Queens Park RangersQPR104331820-215
12Ipswich TownIpswich104331517-215
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest10334910-112
15Blackburn RoversBlackburn102531210211
16Leeds UnitedLeeds10253913-411
17Charlton AthleticCharlton102441114-310
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield102441014-410
19MK Dons10226914-58
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham102261219-78
22Bolton WanderersBolton10154916-78
23Preston North EndPreston10145713-67
24Bristol City101451220-87