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Hughes Happy With VK Vetra Result

Blackburn Rovers Manager Mark Hughes has been left happy with a job well done against VK Vetra on Sunday, following the 2-0 win that leaves Rovers a step closer to the UEFA Cup proper.

Rovers looked a little rusty against the Lithuanian side at times, and after a few hair-raising moments finally came through with a 2-0 win thanks to Benni McCarthy and Matt Derbyshire. This win must surely make Rovers virtual clear favourites to finish the job at Ewood Park in the second leg, and with that we would advance into the Second Qualifying Round of the UEFA Cup in August.

It was not a vintage performance, but Hughes was able to give a little trademark hands round his waste, pull up of his trousers with a little nod of the head in his "job done" fashion, and he was happy enough and is confident of progression.

Hughes told the Official Blackburn Rovers Website:

"We're happy with the result. It was a good win for us.

"I felt before the game it was going to be difficult because of the different stages of preparation that both teams had.

"But we are pleased with the fact we didn't concede any goals, and the victory.

"I thought Vetra played very well. This was their big day, there was a big crowd, and I thought they did very well.

"But I thought we were professional. We didn't allow ourselves to concede the goals that would have made the job more difficult.

"So we're very happy


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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 23 2007

Time: 11:47AM

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It was a job well done wasn't it, not great but a win is a win and Rovers WILL finish the job at Ewood Park
We are moving a step closer to what is needed this season, UEFA Cup football!!!
Hughes Da Man
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23/07/2007 11:50:00

I have just purchased my ticket for the return leg. I forgot my seat number, and had to guess at the proximity of the seat. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see the first leg, but from all reports it wasn't a classic. However, if every game we play this season isn't a classic, and we win 2-0 it'll be jolly good season
Decimus Poole
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23/07/2007 13:48:00

I might have been th only one who managed to watch this. Was bit of a shocking game. Bit worried about a few defensive lapses. Samba and Ooijer switching off gave them 2 great chances which they squandered. Oh well, it's still pre-season really and Ooijer put in a nice cross for Benni's goal. Attacking didn't look too sharp either but was nice to Savage back on the pitch, looking forward to Reidy making some kind of return at some point. 2nd leg at ewood should be a decimation!
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23/07/2007 17:52:00

Decimus Poole - Enjoy it, as I'm sure you will. Bents4eng - Another weeks worth of training and confidence from the First Leg win leaves me thinking like you dude, we'll finish the job convincingly at home. The UEFA Cup proper is getting closer.
Hughes Da Man
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23/07/2007 22:11:00

That it is... looking forward to it too. Can't actually believe how many poor over-priced premiership-premiership transfers there have been this window it actually astounds me! Looks like Dyer might be added to that list along with everyone entering and exiting Hammered
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23/07/2007 22:31:00

Aw bless, feelin’ left out Bents4eng? Don’t worry a bid of £28m should be enough to secure the services of Danny Murphy if you’re really nice :)
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23/07/2007 23:36:00

Good result btw. These fixtures are real banana skins at the start of the season with no fluency or match practice. Good luck in the UEFA as well, are you worried all these fixtures will damage your challenge for top 6 next year (coz if i'm not mistaken rovers don’t have the biggest squad in the world)?
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23/07/2007 23:40:00

The pitch was an absolute shocker.... It was really bad for our normal passing game. Oh well, its about survival and we managed it...
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