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Blackburn boss Hughes: We paid for Greece result

Blackburn Rovers were bundled out of the UEFA Cup after defeating Larissa 2-1 last night at Ewood Park.

Blackburn manager Mark Hughes admitted his team's listless performance in Greece last month cost them their UEFA Cup place as they dropped out 3-2 on aggregate.

Hughes said: "Our performance in Greece wasn't of a great standard and we conceded two poor goals.

"Again, the one we conceded here was disappointing. There was too much to do.

"The lads kept going but it doesn't feel like a win at the moment.

"I felt it would always be difficult after the goal. Larissa are capable of protecting a lead and we found it difficult to draw them out and create chances."

He added: "When Stephen (Warnock) scored the second we might have got the momentum but that didn't happen.

"They are a decent side and I'm sure they'll do well."

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