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A weight off our shoulders

21 September 2015

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Jordan Rhodes admitted there was a feeling of relief in the dressing room after Rovers recorded their first win of the season on Saturday.

Rhodes netted a goal in each half and Tom Lawrence struck late as Rovers moved up the table thanks to a 3-0 victory over Charlton Athletic at Ewood Park.

The striker feels Rovers have been unlucky in recent weeks with the performances not being rewarded with the points, but was delighted to have played his part in securing all three at the weekend.

"It is nice to get the three points, and winning on a Saturday - there is no better feeling, it is a real weight off our shoulders," Rhodes told Radio Rovers.

"It was nice to go in at the break 1-0 up. I personally should have done better with a couple but the keeper made a couple of good saves so credit to him, but it was nice to go in in front.

"The first goal I managed to get something on it, Grant wasn't best pleased, and with the second Tom Lawrence did terrifically well and I managed to just toe-poke it.

"The points haven't rewarded us with the play that we've had so it is nice to get the win.

"It has been frustrating but that is part and parcel of football. There have been times when we have scored and it hasn't been allowed. Then there's been disallowed goals that have been allowed for the opposition.

"So I know it has been that unlucky story at the start of the season for us, but hopefully through the season we'll get the luck."

After missing the majority of pre-season and a couple of games this season with an ankle injury, Rhodes is now feeling back to his best, and hopes Rovers can now kick on with Hull their next opponents on Saturday.

"With the ankle injury it was a bit stop-start and a bit frustrating, but these things happen in football," he added.

"I'm feeling better by the day, I'm getting stronger and getting fitter and sharper, I'm taking each day and trying to improve.

"It would be nice to have that snowball effect now, we've Hull next week and they are a very tough proposition full of very good players.

"But it will be up to us to try and go there and put our best performance on and get something from the game."

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