Blackburn Rovers boss Mark Hughes admits he wants his players to put pressure on Aston Villa goalkeeper Scott Carson tonight.

Sparky said: "His performance for England will still be playing on his mind and maybe we can test that.

"He looked a little nervous, especially with back passes. But Boro couldn't really put him under enough pressure to test his nerve.

"As the game wore on you saw his confidence build. But we'll be putting a few balls into his six-yard box."

However Rovers boss Hughes believes Carson has enough quality to come through his ordeal.

He added: "At the weekend after a nervous start he got stronger. And you have to be a strong character to be a goalkeeper. It's important for him to bounce back.

"I'm sure he will because he's well thought of at his club."