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PLAYER RATINGS: Blackburn Rovers v Bournemouth
3:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014 in Sport
Key moment: Lewis Grabban’s fifth-minute miss – after it the life seemed to drain out of Rovers after a bright start.
Ref watch: David Webb turned down two big penalty appeals from the Cherries at the start of the second half.
PAUL ROBINSON 7 Will have been disappointed with the winner but his saves kept Rovers in it long before then.
TODD KANE 5 Right-back failed to take his chance after being brought back into the side for Adam Henley.
GRANT HANLEY 6 Captain went off in the 75th minute with what is hoped is not a recurrence of his calf strain.
MICHAEL KEANE 6 Went closest for Rovers in the second half when he headed a Craig Conway corner wide.
TOMMY SPURR 5 The left-back failed to trouble the Cherries either with his crosses or his long throw-ins.
CRAIG CONWAY 7 Rovers’ best outfield player on show, he never stopped running and throwing balls into the box.
JASON LOWE 5 Impressive in the East Lancashire derby, the midfielder could exert no influence here.
CORRY EVANS 6 Made a vital second-half challenge when Ryan Fraser was bursting into the box.
LUKE VARNEY 5 Felt he was denied a goalscoring opportunity when he went down under a Simon Francis challenge.
RUDY GESTEDE 5 Worked hard but was given little opportunity to score on his return to the starting line-up.
JORDAN RHODES 5 Fired one shot straight at Lee Camp in the first half and headed a Craig Conway cross over late on.
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