Hughes: Important Win Before Break
Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes was full of praise for his Rovers side after the 2-1 win over Birmingham City on Sunday, a result which saw Rovers up to sixth in the Premier League.
It was a perfect response to the UEFA Cup exit on Thursday Evening, and was a win that was important with the International break coming up, going into it off the back of win was very important.
Hughes told Sky Sports: "It was a really big performance from us. It was really important we got three points on the board.
"It is always a real negative if you go into an international break following a poor result."
Goals from David Bentley (with a fine individual effort) and then a second half penalty from Benni McCarthy saw Rovers home (despite a response from Cameron Jerome) with Bentley coming in for special praise from Hughes.
He added: "He is playing well. He is an exceptional talent and he is working hard at his game, which he knows he has to. He is making an impact."
This impact could be such that Hughes also feels that maybe Bents could earn his first England start in one (or both) of the upcoming European Championship Qualifiers with Estonia and Russia?!?!
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