BLACKBURN Rovers' Championship play-off hopes suffered a big blow after losing 2-0 to high-flyers Hull City tonight.

Second half goals from Egyptian duo Gedo and Ahmed Elmohamady were enough to down a disappointing Rovers and leave them seven points from the top six.

Goalkeeper Jake Kean prevented the damage from being any worse as Steve Bruce's Tigers dominated proceedings for the majority.

To make matters worse midfielder Lee Williamson was stretchered off the field after suffering what looked like a knee injury, with fears he could be facing a spell on the sidelines.

Hull's victory ends Rovers' six-match unbeaten streak and was also the first time a side had scored against them from open play in more than nine hours of football.

Rovers will bid to bounce back in a home clash against Leeds United on Saturday, in a match they know they will need to win to breathe new life into their play-off push.