Allardyce admits relief after win

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Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce hailed his flair players for getting his side's season up and running against Wolves and admitted he had felt pressure to produce three points.

Rovers headed into the game without a victory and with just one league goal to their credit but El-Hadji Diouf, Jason Roberts and David Dunn served up a comfortable 3-1 win.

Allardyce said: "I don't care what anybody says - the pressure really comes on you when you're still looking for your first win. But we've got what we deserved."

Allardyce singled out the recalled Diouf and the tireless midfield prompting of Dunn as the chief reason why his side managed to put their poor start to the season behind them.

Allardyce added: "The flair players like Diouf make a big difference when they use their skills in the right areas. It's the same with Dunn - his skill and talent is what we need on a weekly basis.

"It's great when you can win and entertain like that at the same time. We've put in a really good performance with the right result and one we can hopefully take a lot of confidence from."

Allardyce admitted his one slight criticism was of his team's failure to press home their advantage even more, instead handing Stefan Maierhofer a late consolation.

Allardyce added: "The only disappointing thing from my point of view is how sloppy we were on their goal. But in the end that didn't matter."

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