Blackburn's Indian owners will be urged to fire manager Steve Kean when a section of the club's fans go on a protest march before Saturday's Premier League match against Arsenal.

The northwest team is bottom of the table with just one point from its first four matches, increasing the pressure on Kean, who replaced Sam Allardyce as manager in December.

Venky's, the Indian poultry giant that paid 23 million pounds (then $36.8 million) for a 99.9 percent stake in Blackburn in November, wants supporters to get behind Kean and his team ''to help the players to renew the confidence in themselves.''

Kean believes the protest won't affect his players' performance against Arsenal, saying Friday ''I think they'll want to show the fans that they're together.''