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A well worked goal

2 October 2013

Gary Bowyer has revealed that Rovers' only goal of the game last night was straight off the training ground.

Jordan Rhodes powered home his 9th goal from 10 league outings this season in the 1-0 win over Watford, latching onto Scott Dann's flick from Tommy Spurr's long throw.

It may not have been a slick passing move, or from a fine cross like the goals on Saturday at Bournemouth, but for Bowyer, the goal was just as pleasing.

"I think it is our first goal this season from a set-play," Bowyer told Radio Rovers.

"We have spent quite a lot of time working on it, it was a great throw.

"It is a dangerous weapon that, Scotty Dann got a touch on it and when you see who it is falling to you just hope that he does what he does very well and he did and it was fantastic. He's phenomenal isn't he?"

The Rovers boss also revealed that the key attribute of being able to take a long throw was something that attracted them to Tommy Spurr over the summer.

"In the summer when we were looking for players and recruiting and talking about what we needed we spoke as staff and said that we could do with somebody with a long throw," added Bowyer.

"Sometimes you can't play through teams or score the perfect goal and sometimes it has to get thrown into the box and put on them.

"So we are delighted that we got Tommy Spurr because I think he defended very well tonight.

"In all the games that he has played he has just consistently performed."

Spurr and Rovers are back in action this Sunday when they take on Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.

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