Paul Lambert: Ben Marshall must kick on

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Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Lambert has challenged Ben Marshall to score more goals this season after he netted in the 2-0 win over Bristol City.

Lambert’s men, 21.00 to get promoted, moved up to 13th in the Championship table following the victory on Saturday, but the former Aston Villa boss is still looking for more.

Marshall scored his first goal of the campaign from the penalty spot, with first-choice taker Jordan Rhodes off the pitch.

He scored for the first time since January 31 and Lambert is hoping he can produce some of the form he showed last season.

The former England Under-21 international scored seven times last year and the 24-year-old has been told to have more confidence in front of goal by his manager.

“It’s never easy when you see the whites of a goalkeeper’s eyes and the crowd behind the goal,” the former Norwich boss told the Lancashire Telegraph. “It takes a cool head and, with Jordan being off, it was a very good strike from Ben.

“Now he has to build on it. Somebody with his talent and his ability has definitely got to score more goals than he has been scoring. That’s something he needs to do.

“But he’s a really big talent and you can see that from some of his moves, and his touches are excellent. But if he can add goals to that it would be great.”

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