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Rhodes: Fingers crossed

22 November 2013

Jordan Rhodes will be doing the best he can to be fit in time for Saturday's match against Reading.

Rovers' top scorer injured an ankle whilst on international duty last week and will require a late check to see whether he can be involved in the Ewood Park clash.

Speaking on Thursday, Rhodes said: "I'm okay, I'm taking each day as it comes.

"It is still a little bit painful but I'm in the hands of the medical team now so whatever decision they make will be final."

Rhodes revealed that he was being marked by a fellow Rovers player when he picked up the injury during a training session ahead of Scotland's match against the USA.

"I was actually up against Grant at the time and the ball was miles away," added the striker. "I think I was waiting for it to be crossed in, and as I peeled around the back of Grant I just went over on my ankle.

"It happens every day to most people in training and then a couple of steps afterwards I really started to feel the pain. I thought at the time I'd cracked a bone but luckily enough scans and MRI's have proved otherwise.

"Hopefully I'll be on the mend now, we've got a great physio team at the club so hopefully with their support I'll do everything that I can to try and get back as fit and as quickly as I can.

"Injuries are part and parcel of football and part and parcel of life, it isn't the first and it won't be the last time I get one, you just continue to do the best you can."

Tickets for Saturday's game are currently on open sale priced from £19 Adults, £12 Seniors and £7 Juniors. Book online today at and collect from the Blackburn End collection point ahead of the 3pm kick-off.

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