Former Huddersfield Town striker Jordan Rhodes has become one of the best players in the Championship since his mega money move to Blackburn Rovers. This season, he has been on course to win the Golden Boot award for most of the campaign.
However, the striker has been going through a sticky patch for the last few weeks, as he has not scored in the last eight matches. Despite this, he continues to remain in contention for the Golden Boot due to his 17 goals. Ross McCormack is the current table leader with 23 goals to his name.
Since there are more than 10 matches remaining in the campaign, Rhodes can still win the title. His goals are also essential if Blackburn are to put a challenge for the play-offs. Even though they have fallen 11 points behind the top six, Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer is confident that the club can improve from over the next few weeks to sneak into the play-offs. The club were expected to be challengers for the promotion spots automatically, but that has not materialised for the last two seasons.
Bowyer says that he has had a word with Rhodes and that there is nothing wrong with the striker. He has backed the 24-year-old to end his drought sooner rather than later.
"I spoke with him and the positive, the massive positive, is that there is a glut of goals coming from Jordan Rhodes.
It depends on how you interpret it or look at it. I look at it as a massive positive for us that we can look forward to and welcome him scoring goals again soon," said the manager, whose team have been searching for a good patch of form in the business end of the season. They have been poor in recent weeks with just one win against Reading.