Last Updated: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 14:03
Steve Kean is confident that the experience in the Blackburn squad should be enough to keep the side in the Premier League.
The Rovers chief is looking forward to taking his side to face Wolves at Molineux on Saturday with the teams separated by goal difference in the scrap to avoid relegation this season.
Kean's side won 3-2 at the same venue in the final game of last season and a similar result this weekend would boost Rovers' bid for survival as they will go into the remaining ten matches on a high note.
However experienced men such as Ryan Nelsen, Chris Samba, Jason Roberts and Brett Emerton have since departed Ewood Park to leave more of a youthful set-up.
But Kean feels they still have enough older heads in the camp to ensure they can help the younger men cope with the demands of a relegation dogfight.
"We've got a lot of good experience," said Kean in the Lancashire Telegraph.
"Dunny's good. Paul Robinson's fantastic. Scott Dann's good. Morten Gamst Pedersen and Yakubu are.
"Paul Robinson gives you vast experience. He has led the side well and has enjoyed being captain.
"Goalkeepers can be good captains. You have to respect someone's experience at a time when we have a very, very young squad.
He added: "And if you look at us we have other players who are good talkers as well, David Dunn, the Yak, Morten Gamst Pedersen. We feel as though we have a lot of good talkers."
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