Blackburn's Derbyshire has big coaching ambitions

Blackburn Rovers striker Matt Derbyshire admits he has coaching ambitions.

Derbyshire, who was a community coach at Blackburn before turning pro and had started taking his badges, is one of the best qualified young players around.

"I always wanted to be a coach," he said. "I did my Junior Managers and was onto my final assessment with the FA but got taken on at Blackburn at that point.

"To be honest, it's a great job, you have a football at your feet every day and can influence the development of other young players.

"That was the line I wanted to go down - I also wanted to play at the highest level possible, never thinking I'd make it this far."

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