Hughes Relieved After First Win

Last updated : 20 September 2006 By Sam
"This was a big psychological result for us," the Rovers boss said after the game at Ewood Park.

"It was important we won and in particular to win at home where a lot of our success for last season was based.

"There was a real feeling we had to get into winning ways, because although our performances had been okay, you need that first win under your belt.

"We have a platform on which to build, play better football and win more games and I feel this will help us and settle us down.

"In the first half we allowed Manchester City to dictate the play.

"We can look back and reflect that maybe our escapade to Austria took more out of us than we thought.

"But in the second half we got back into it and I sensed a real determination to get the win."