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Gary Bowyer hopes for Jordan Rhodes goal rush

2 February 2015

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer hopes the match-winning strike from Jordan Rhodes against Fulham starts a run of goals from the forward.

Rhodes, who had not scored since before Christmas in any competition, was on hand to head in a Markus Olsson cross just past the hour which doubled a lead given to Rovers by Ben Marshall, who slotted home after 11 minutes.

The striker's 10th of the season looked to be enough for the home side but Fulham hit back soon after through Ross McCormack to make it 2-1.

But they could not force an equaliser and after ending a run of only one win in nine league games with a first victory of 2015. Bowyer said he hopes the deserved victory is the start of a rich vein of goalscoring form for Rhodes.

"Full credit to the players. They showed great confidence to bounce back and thoroughly deserved it in the end," he said.

"It's a Premiership forward line with Rodallega and McCormack so you always know you'll have your hands full but I thought our defenders and goalkeeper did ever so well against the threat.

"At the same time, we showed the threat we have going forward. Ben Marshall took his goal ever so well, Chris Brown did an unbelievable job up there and Jordan does what Jordan does very well and we're delighted he put his head onto a wonderful cross from Markus Olsson.

"He's a top striker who scores goal and we're delighted he's got that one now because we expect him to go on a run because that's what happens with him. He gets goals for fun."

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