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Matchwinner Roberts admits Blackburn frustration

Blackburn's Jason Robert's is reportedly in dispute with Rovers boss Mark Hughes over his lack of first team action, but he answered his manager in the best possible way after coming on as substitute with 13 minutes remaining.

His last minute goal gave Blackburn a 2-1 victory at local rivals Bolton.

"It's obviously been disappointing not to play many games - but I think today I showed a little bit what I can do," Roberts told Sky Sports.

"It's been frustrating with injuries since I came to this club. But I think I'm ready to play; I've been ready for a while now and I want to put pressure on the manager and show people what I can do."

Asked about where his future lies, Roberts said: "It's not really in my hands at the moment. I just want to play football."

Hughes acknowledged Roberts frustrations but stated he wants the player to stop at the club and fight for his place.

"Jason's been really frustrated with a lack of opportunities but you've got to bide your time.

"At times you have to get your head down and work in training, get fit and then ask questions of the manager - he's certainly given me food for thought.

"He's frustrated but he knows there's a part to play here, he knows we're not trying to force him out, we want him to stay and we've said that in no uncertain terms."

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