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Varney's contribution was massive

25 November 2014

Gary Bowyer has praised the contribution of forward Luke Varney in Saturday's win over Leeds United.

The former Leeds man played a crucial role as ten-man Rovers came from behind to claim all three points.

After Jordan Rhodes had got Rovers back on level terms, substitute Varney then won a dramatic 88th minute penalty that Rhodes converted to clinch victory.

"Varney's contribution was massive," Bowyer told Radio Rovers after the match.

"Obviously I'm sure he'd have preferred to have scored himself and won the game against his ex-club. He didn't quite score but he got the penalty for us.

"Unfortunately for him, due to the form of the front two the Blackburn public haven't really seen enough of Luke Varney and what he brings.

"But what he does bring is a massive enthusiasm to training, a massive enthusiasm to the club and you saw that again.

"The support that he's given those front two during his time here, he's been nothing short of magnificent. He's a massive player in what we are trying to achieve."

Varney and Rovers are back in action this weekend when they travel to the Riverside Stadium to take on Middlesbrough.

Tickets are on open sale for the fixture priced £31 for Adults, £23 for over 65s and £16 for Under-18s. Book online today at

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