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Mixed night for striker

Posted: Wed 07 Nov 2012
Author: rovers.co.uk

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Until Huddersfield's last-gasp equaliser it was almost the perfect evening for Jordan Rhodes.

Rovers' record signing scored on his return to the John Smith's Stadium, but he didn't get the three points that were craved.

After Rovers disappointed in the defeat to Palace on Saturday, Rhodes felt that the display against the Terriers was much improved and puts the side in good heart going into the weekend Ewood Park match against Birmingham City.

"I thought that was a Blackburn performance, that was the way the manager wants us to play," said Rhodes.

"I don't know if the pitch was a bit slicker but we passed it about, our quality was good, it was a night were everything seemed to be going our way and to the game plan.

"We played really well, had the majority of play, but unfortunately in the last few seconds we've been a bit hard done by and we come off with a 2-2 draw.

"On reflection we didn't deserve it, but that's football."

Rovers started brightly but found themselves down after Huddersfield's first attack, but Rhodes was always confident they'd get back into the game.

"Even though we went a goal down in the game I still thought we were very much in it and had good play and created some chances and Ruben came close two or three times," added the 22-year-old.

"It is just unfortunate we come off after the ninety minutes without the three points and I think that is a good sign.

"Maybe if you had talked about a draw before the game it might have been a good point but I think that shows what direction we are going in, coming to places like Huddersfield, who have had a good start to the season, and disappointed with a draw."

Rhodes' reaction after netting against his old club was muted, his sixth goal in Rovers colours pulling them level just before the break.

"It wasn't the best of first touches but maybe that was a blessing in disguise.

"I managed to keep my head down over the ball, make good contact with it and fortunately it found the back of the net. It is just disappointing that it wasn't in a winning team."

Rhodes and the rest of the Rovers side are back in action this Saturday when Birmingham City are the visitors to Ewood Park.

Tickets will be on sale right up until kick-off with prices starting from £19 for Adults, Seniors £12 and Team Rovers members for just £1.

Book online today at www.onerovers.co.uk or call the ticket office on 0871 222 1444 for further details.