Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer hoping to have Jordan Rhodes back

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Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer is hopeful that striker Jordan Rhodes will be able to return for Friday’s clash with Bolton Wanderers.

The Rovers boss has seen his side pick up just two points so far this season and they currently sit 22nd in the Championship table.

Bowyer’s side lost 1-0 on Saturday to Brighton and reports in the press claimed he had been sacked after a poor start to the season. Rovers released a statement to quickly deny the reports and Bowyer is now set to take training as normal.

The derby clash with Bolton will see both sides look for their first win and Bowyer was pleased with his team’s ability to create chances against the Seagulls.

The boss should be able to call on Rhodes this time around after two games out due to an ankle injury.

Bowyer said: “Jordan didn’t travel (to Brighton), he’s back at home getting treatment, but hopefully he’ll be ready for the Bolton game.

“And with the chances we’re creating, and with him in the team, we know he will convert them. That was the big positive (against Brighton). We’ve come to a very difficult place and created enough chances to have won the game.

“We’re pleased with the performances, in the terms of how we’re going about it, and the chances we’re creating. We’ve got undone by a deflection but we’ve got to stay positive for these players because the signs are all right.”

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