Paul Lambert hails Rovers’ strike pair

Blackburn Rovers Tony Watt

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Blackburn boss Paul Lambert hailed the efforts of strikers Tony Watt and Danny Graham after both found the net in Tuesday’s win over Birmingham.

Rovers recorded a fourth successive home victory by downing the play-off chasers 2-0. Watt opened the scoring on 20 minutes and Graham doubled Blackburn’s advantage just three minutes later.

Both players are at the club on loan, with Graham on a temporary deal from Sunderland and Watt from Charlton, but Lambert hinted he could be tempted to pursue permanent deals if they continue to impress in the remainder of the campaign.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: “It was brilliant piece of skill and strength from Watt for the first goal. He is a maverick who does things that are unexpected and gets people off their backside.

“But Tony has got to get fitter, and he should be up to speed as he’s a young lad, but he’s got massive, massive potential.

“Danny has led the line fantastically for us, he’s a brilliant lad, and we’re delighted he’s here.”

The victory over Birmingham has eased any lingering relegation fears at Ewood Park as Blackburn are now eight points clear of the bottom three, having played a game less than the sides currently in the drop zone.

Rovers are now massive 81.00 outsiders to go down this season while Lambert’s men can be backed at 1.75 to pick up another three points on home soil when Leeds visit Lancashire on Saturday.

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