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Keeping Rhodes a Rover was the best transfer business

12 September 2015

Gary Bowyer insists that retaining the services of Jordan Rhodes was the best bit of business of the transfer window.

As Rovers prepare to face Fulham as the league programme resumes this weekend, the manager feels that holding onto their star striker has been essential, and has backed him to get back amongst the goals after a disrupted start to the season because of injury.

"With all the money that has been spent during the transfer window, I think we have done the best bit of business by keeping hold of Jordan Rhodes," said Bowyer ahead of Sunday's lunchtime clash.

"It is as simple as that, it is a fantastic bit of business for the club.

"He's an unbelievable finisher. Even though he had only trained one day and then played against Bolton, yet he still got his opportunities.

"But what he has now had is two great weeks with us and he looks really sharp in training and has really benefitted.

"We just can't wait for him to now start scoring goals."

Rhodes put in a match-winning display when Rovers met Fulham at Craven Cottage in the corresponding fixture last season.

The striker's clever finish in the second half saw all three points head back to Lancashire in a 1-0 victory, with Bowyer hoping for a repeat on this occasion.

"It was an unbelievable finish," he added. "Not enough people gave him the credit for the type of finish that it was and the way that he took it.

"So hopefully we'll get the same performance and the same result, it would be very welcome to us."

Fans can pay on the day at Craven Cottage on Sunday with matchday prices of £30 for Adults, £25 for Seniors aged 65 & over, £25 for 17 - 21’s and £15 for Juniors aged 16 and under.

Not going to London? Then why not watch the big match in Blues Bar at Ewood Park? Doors open from 11am on Sunday with Fosters and John Smith's available at just £2 a pint until the first goal is scored!

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