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A real honour

Posted: Mon 11 Feb 2013
Author: rovers.co.uk

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Jordan Rhodes has spoken of his immense pride at becoming one of only four Rovers players to have scored in seven consecutive league games.

Rhodes' goal on the hour mark on Saturday not only saw Rovers clinch their third successive win to rise up to 8th in the table, but also saw the striker reach that personal milestone.

There was confusion initially when Rhodes had scored as to who would be credited with the goal, but the striker was in no doubt whatsoever that is was his.

"I've waited four-and-a-half years to score that goal, nobody is taking that off me," Rhodes told Radio Rovers after the game.

"I didn't know much about it at the time, it was one of those things where you get yourself in the right place and the ball just hits you.

"I think it took a touch off the 'keeper as it was on the way in, but I certainly made good contact on the ball. I didn't really see where the ball went, but I saw it hit the back of the net and I was off."

Rhodes knew the significance of the goal as the 23-year-old joins an elite group of Rovers players to have scored in seven consecutive league matches. Eddie Quigley was previously the last player to achieve that feat in the 1954/55 season, with Ted Harper and Jack Southworth the other two players to have scored seven in a row.

"I did know, so to be considered amongst the likes of the names I saw in the programme is a real honour.

"I'm just happy that we managed to get the win, but to be considered among the likes of those names and to equal a club record is fantastic.