Blackburn missed great opportunity
Blackburn missed a great opportunity to improve their league standing after only managing a 0-0 draw with Huddersfield Town during the weekend. They, however, could have taken three points had it not been for the missed penalty by striker Jordan Rhodes. The club record signing has been one of the best players in the Championship since his £ 8 million move. This even led to links with Newcastle United and other Premier League clubs in the summer. Blackburn, though, persuaded Rhodes to stay at Ewood Park despite being in the Championship.
He has so far rewarded them with four goals in 11 appearances, but he could have taken his tally to 5 for the season had he not missed his penalty against Huddersfield. The 24-year-old was making his 100th appearance for the club. He won a 61st minute penalty but it was put wide off the post. Manager Gary Bowyer said that he was disappointed not to have taken three points from a match despite dominating for much of the 90 minutes. He said that he would instead focus on the performances of the players rather than the missed penalty. The two more dropped points mean that the club are 12th in the table.
Blackburn have an away match against Ipswich Town after the international break. "Jordan Rhodes has won us loads of games since he's been here and he's going to win us loads more in the future. It's disappointing for the lad that he's missed it but it wasn't just down to that. We've had enough goal attempts in the game to have won easily. Anybody walking away from here today surely sees the effort and the passion and commitment that these players have got at this football club and we need to encourage them and support them," said Bowyer.