Hughes Praise For Friedel

Last updated : 10 September 2006 By Sam
The Rovers keeper produced two stunning penalty saves to deny the home side their first win in the Premiership this season whilst United keeper Paddy Kenny saved a Lucas Neill spot-kick.

"I thought Brad Friedel was excellent, not just with his penalty saves but his performance all afternoon. He has been an outstanding keeper for a number of years," Hughes said after the game.

On the penalty decisions the Rovers boss said: "I felt ours was a penalty and theirs were the wrong decisions.

"I imagine Neil Warnock will say differently. I feel if we had scored the penalty we would have gone on to win the game.

"The second was never a penalty, Lucas controlled the ball with his chest but the referee decided to give a penalty.