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The complete performance

3 October 2015

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Boss Gary Bowyer was full of praise for his players after an outstanding 2-0 victory over Ipswich Town at Ewood Park.

Jordan Rhodes' first half brace against one of his former clubs gave Rovers all three points to leave the manager drooling after their impressive display.

"It was an unbelievable performance against a very good team," Bowyer told Radio Rovers after the game.

"I think it was probably the most complete team performance in the time that we've been in charge. I can't praise the players high enough.

"We got off to a great start thanks to a great run from Hope and then there's no better person to take the penalty.

"Then we have yet another quality delivery from Craig and Jordan scores with an unbelievable header. I thought last week's was terrific, but this week's was even better."

Whilst Rhodes will undoubtedly get the plaudits and the headlines, it was the work-rate from the entire team that saw praise from the manager.

"You saw a team today that have really got each other's backs," added Bowyer.

"The pressing from Ben Marshall to start off with really set the tone and when you've got the front two closing down like they did, Tom Lawrence and Jordan Rhodes have ran from the middle of the pitch to put the centre-halves under pressure and it is infectious, it rubbed off on everybody.

"In the first half we were terrific with our football and our pressing. And in the second half we showed great resilience.

"You see the firepower that Mick has available to him and he chucked them all on at one point, so to come away with a clean sheet is outstanding for us."

Rovers are back in action after the international break when they travel to face MK Dons at stadium:MK.

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