Last Updated: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 18:21
Derby manager Nigel Clough felt his side had been beaten by the better side as they were dumped out of the FA Cup by Blackburn.
Rovers coasted into the fifth round with a 3-0 win as Clough's Rams put in a poor showing.
He said: "Blackburn were a bit too good for us although there was nothing in it until we paid for a bad mistake with their first goal just before the break.
"After that, their experience and physical strength shone through and our young lads found them hard to handle.
"Jordan Rhodes and Colin (Kazim) Richards are as big a handful as any attacking partnership at our level and it was also a tough task for our kids to come up against a player like Danny Murphy in midfield."
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