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Paul Wheelock's verdict on how Rovers rated in their derby win over Blackpool...

PAUL ROBINSON 7 Produced a smart reaction save to keep out a swerving Steve Davies shot that zipped off the wet surface.

TODD KANE 8 Fit-again right-back impressed in defence and in attack on his first start for Rovers in 14 matches.

GRANT HANLEY 8 Marked his appointment as the club’s new captain by scoring his first goal of the season. It proved to be the winner.

MATT KILGALLON 8 A good talker and distributor, the centre-back is showing why the loss of skipper Scott Dann can be overcome.

TOMMY SPURR 7 Did his best to provide width from left-back and it was from his super cross that Jordan Rhodes should have scored.

JASON LOWE 9 Operating at the base of a midfield diamond, Lowe was everywhere, racing back to make one crucial second-half interception.

TOM CAIRNEY 8 Set up David Dunn to score and his link-up play in the first half with the Rovers talisman was a delight.

CHRIS TAYLOR 7 Full of running as ever, he cut inside early on to send over a cross which Rudy Gestede headed over.

DAVID DUNN 8 Operated on a different plane to Blackpool in the first half, his goal was proof positive of his enduring talent.

RUDY GESTEDE 8 Dominated the Seasiders in the air, his team-mates did not make enough of the balls he won with his head.

JORDAN RHODES 7 Hard-working display from the Rovers top-scorer, he headed over two good chances to add to his 16-goal tally.