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Hughes: Derbs Still Has A BIG Rovers Future

Blackburn Rovers manager mark Hughes has stressed that Matt Derbyshire still has a very bright and important role to play at Ewood Park despite his lack of matches recently.

After bursting onto the scene last season England Under-21 International Derbyshire has found his chances somewhat limited this season, making only four starts, with his other appearances being as a substitute. However, Hughes insists that Derbs' long-standing injury problem (with a double-hernia operation needed) is all that is holding him back, and he is a MAJOR player in his plans for the future.

Hughes said: "He is struggling with injury. He is booked in for a double-hernia operation as soon as the season ends and he may well go in sooner than that.

"Matty is an explosive player and a great impact player for us and in recent weeks, given the opposition we have gone up against, I've erred on the side of safety somewhat with putting an extra defensive-minded player (on the bench), rather than two attacking-minded players.

"That's the thinking behind it. It's not the fact that I'm unhappy with his performance or that I think he hasn't got a big part to play, because he certainly has
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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 27 2008

Time: 7:31PM

Your Comments

With Roque Santa Cruz and Benni McCarthy very much ahead of him, and Jason Roberts at the moment it will be tough for Derbs to get back in, but a full fit Derbs next season will be more than capable of winning this battle!
Hughes Da Man
I think this season will actually benefit him as it shows him you dont get everything your own way. He has a VERY bright future and shouldnt be scared of ruffling the big boys feathers... come on Matty.
MikeyGamst
I'll believe it when I see it Sparky!
spinaker7081
Matty knows that he gets a look in every now and then. I think he's a great prospect and the future of our club.
FreidelNo.1
 

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