Point pleases Hughes

20 January 2008 01:21
Blackburn Rovers boss Mark Hughes admitted his below-par side were lucky to take a point from Saturday's 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough at Ewood Park. The visitors took an early lead and created a host of chances to add to their goal tally before Matt Derbyshire grabbed a 75th-minute equaliser for Hughes' side. "It was a little bit flat, I have to say," the former Wales manager admitted to Rovers' official website. "The first half never really got going. It was a poor goal to concede, once again from a set-play, and once again we've conceded the first goal and are making it difficult for ourselves. "But in the second half we had a go and threw more people forward. "We were more dynamic and, credit to the players, we got back on level terms and who knows if something had dropped for us we might have nicked it, which probably would have been unfair to Boro. "We're a little bit disappointed really. There was never any stage in the game when we got any momentum, it was very stop-start. "It was a frustrating day but we may look back at this and say it was a good point."

Source: ESA