Defensive frailties that cost Blackburn Rovers their Premier League status were evident on Friday evening as Middlesbrough took the points at Ewood Park.
Boss Steve Kean is believed to be on the brink of being sacked as manager of Blackburn Rovers after owners Venky's have been in talks about his position for the past 48 hours. The owners have backed the club in the transfer market and are currently in an automatic promotion place in the Championship.
Kean replaced Sam Allardyce as Blackburn manager in December 2010 but has been under pressure from the fans throughout his tenure.
Blackburn under Keen managed to keep the club in the Premier League on the final day in 2011 but were relegated to the Championship in May this year.