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Kazim-Richards: Promotion is a must

5 October 2012

Colin Kazim-Richards insists ongoing uncertainty at Blackburn will not wash as an excuse if the club fail to secure a return to the Barclays Premier League at the first time of asking.

Rovers take on a Wolves side sharing that goal on Saturday in their third game under caretaker manager Eric Black and first at Ewood Park since Steve Kean resigned to end a turbulent and troubled reign last week.

"We've got a lot of experience in our team," said Kazim-Richards, who returned from six weeks out with a knee injury as a second-half substitute against Nottingham Forest in midweek. "I'm sure a lot of the players have been through this before, when managers have been sacked.

"No disrespect, whoever comes in or if Blackie stays, everybody knows what the plan is.

"The plan hasn't changed. The plan is to get promoted - anything but that is a fail, whoever it is in charge."

He added: "I can't tell you how the club is supposed to be run. All I know is that Blackburn need to go up this season - that's what I came here to do and that's what a lot of the others who have come here to do."

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