Olympiakos striker Derbyshire: Leaving Blackburn for Champions League football right decision

Olympiakos striker Matt Derbyshire is delighted with his chance to play Champions League football.

Olympiakos striker Matt Derbyshire is delighted with his chance to play Champions League football.

England U21 international Derbyshire hasn't looked back since quitting Blackburn Rovers last year.

Derbyshire told the Daily Mail: "There comes a time when you know you have to move on and that time had come. Playing for a club like Olympiakos, winning trophies, reaching the Champions League and playing in front of amazing fans was too good to resist.

"They are so passionate. You are living their dream and they will push and push to the end if they think they can help you."

The Karaiskakis Stadium will be a frenzy of noise when Bordeaux arrive on Tuesday.

"The prospect of playing in the Champions League was important to me," Derbyshire adds. "I watched some of the classic finals and to think I might be able to tell my children I played in the same competition will make me very proud."

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