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Derbyshire signs off in style

Rovers striker the hero for Greek giants

Derbyshire: Enjoying his time abroad

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Matthew Derbyshire signed off his loan spell at Olympiakos in style as he played a key role in their Greek Cup final win over AEK Athens.

In what was the most remarkable of games the Blackburn Rovers front-man came off the bench with his side 2-0 down at half-time.

A brilliant individual display saw the England U21 international score twice as the game eventually went to penalties after a 4-4 draw following extra-time.

Derbyshire was the game's standout performers as he also scored twice in the ensuing shoot-out as Olympiakos eventually prevailed 19-18.

Olympiakos, who also won the Greek title, are thought to be keen to turn the loan arrangement into a permanent deal but they are yet to engage in discussions with Blackburn.

Derbyshire spoke briefly after the game: "I'm so grateful I had the opportunity to come to Olympiakos and I hope that Blackburn and Olympiakos can come to an agreement."