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Rhodes' persistence earns rewards

20 September 2015

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Gary Bowyer has heaped praise on Jordan Rhodes after his brace helped Rovers defeat Charlton Athletic 3-0 at Ewood on Saturday.

The Rovers striker took his tally to four goals in three matches with a strike in each half as the home side claimed a much-needed first win of the season.

On another day Rhodes could have been celebrating a hat-trick, as a couple of fine saves from Addicks 'keeper Nick Pope prevented the 25-year-old from getting on the scoresheet until added-time at the end of the first half when he nodded home from close-range.

Rhodes then grabbed his and Rovers' second on 75 minutes from an acute angle to ensure a satisfactory afternoon for all connected with the club.

"We could be talking about him having nine goals from the last three games," Bowyer told Radio Rovers.

"That is not an exaggeration. He could be top scorer in the Championship with the chances that we've created.

"It could knock some people when they don't score but he keeps going and going and he has scored two great goals. It is fantastic from him.

"The first goal is a great opportunist's goal, and if you watch the second goal it is great movement from him to take the defender away first to then go in that space for Tom Lawrence to set him up for a great finish from a tight angle."

Rhodes and Rovers are back on their travels next Saturday when they face Hull City at the KC Stadium.

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