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Euro 2008: Who will you support? Blackburn
Andre Ooijer
Every team needs its fair share of unsung heroes, and Blackburn boss Mark Hughes could do worse than looking to a centre-half when dishing out praise this summer.

Three wins in their last 11 matches may have cost Rovers a much-sought-after European place, but in Andre Ooijer, they have a rock of a defender who has been key to their miserly goals-against record this term.

Rovers' Netherlands representative will find himself with a battle on his hands to force a starting place in Austria and Switzerland.

But coach Marco van Basten may find he has to rely on the 34-year-old's experience, character and adaptability if the Dutch are to fulfil their huge potential at Euro 2008.



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