Hughes: We'll Pick Ourselves Up
The 3-0 away defeat at the hands of Portsmouth on Saturday was by no means the way most, if any Rovers fans saw the season starting out, but it could and probably should have been worse if we are honest.
Mark Hughes would obviously be disappointed (as would everyone) and feels that maybe not everyone was fully committed to the game, or up to match speed, which leaves you in danger of such a result. Speaking on the Official Blackburn Rovers Website he would say
"Maybe some of them tried to ease themselves into the match and when you do that, it becomes difficult."
One bad game, and one defeat with it only being the first game of the season means there is no need to panic, he would also say
"But we pick ourselves up, we can't dwell on this, we've 37 games to come."
Blackburn face Everton at home on Wednesday night, so if the club ever needed incentive to perform then a match like this followed so soon with a home game and the chance to make amends could be just what is needed.
"It is a poor start from our point of view, but I think you'll see a different performance on Wednesday," said Hughes.
One of the few bad points from this game, which could eventually become a good thing could be the rescinding of Andy Todd's Red Card; as Referee Alan Wiley has agreed to review the match footage.
Replays clearly show that Todd did in fact get a touch to the ball before Kanu went down, so there is a good chance the appeal could be successful.