Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer hails ‘phenomenal’ goalscorer Jordan Rhodes

Jordan Rhodes Blackburn Rovers v Hull City

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Gary Bowyer singled out Jordan Rhodes after the striker capped his 150th appearance for the Ewood Park outfit with a late leveller in Saturday’s 1-1 draw away at Hull City.

The goal was the Scotland international’s 79th since joining the club and took his tally to five goals in four games as he continued his excellent recent run.

Bowyer is delighted to have such a potent goalscorer leading the line for his side and says Rhodes can be relied upon to keep getting into scoring positions, as he proved against the Tigers.

“He does exactly what it says on the tin and he does it very, very well,” Bowyer told the Blackburn website.

“He had a header in the first half and you always know he’s going to get another chance. He knows that as well and you can’t afford to not mark him, it’s as simple as that. It’s a great finish.”

Rhodes was unfortunate not to have scored earlier than his stoppage-time equaliser against Hull, as he appeared to have been brought down by Curtis Davies with a clear scoring opportunity in front of him 18 minutes from the end.

Play was waved on and Steve Bruce’s team went straight up the other end to take the lead through Abel Hernandez.

Bowyer says the goal ratio Rhodes has maintained during his time at Ewood Park is outstanding and he will be hoping he can continue his recent form when former club Ipswich visit on Saturday.

“His goals return for the club is phenomenal. It’s a fantastic achievement and the thing is he’s far from finished and long may they continue to go in,” added the Rovers boss.

Blackburn are 26.00 to earn promotion to the Premier League this season.

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