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Bowyer's double figures delight

1 February 2015

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Rovers boss Gary Bowyer is challenging Jordan Rhodes to go on a scoring spree following the striker's match-winning goal against Fulham.

The Scotland star headed home his 10th league goal of the season to put Rovers into a 2-0 lead, before compatriot Ross McCormack pulled one back for the visitors.

Having gone six games without a goal, Bowyer hopes yesterday's effort will prove to be the catalyst for a glut of goals in the coming games.

"I was delighted for Jordan to get his goal," said the manager. "That's double figures for the season now and hopefully that's the start of another run, like we know he can do.

"He's been knocking on the door in the last couple of games and we're delighted for him.

"It was a fantastic cross from Markus Olsson. We know what he's good at and we spoke about it on Friday in training, about getting the ball in the box and allowing him to do what he does ever so well.

"We're delighted he's got double figures and hopefully he can go on and get loads more now, because that's what normally happens with him.

"The confidence in him will ooze straight back and we look forward to the next game now and hopefully he can continue that." 

Boss Bowyer was also full of praise for Rhodes' strike partner Chris Brown, who set up Ben Marshall's opener and produced an impressive all-action display.

"I think the pair of them, him and Browny, their work rate was unbelievable," he added. 

"Browny's chased everything, he was magnificent, and that helps Jordan.

"He was denied by an outstanding save on Tuesday. He's just got to keep getting himself in the right positions, but his contribution to the team is massive."

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