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Middlesbrough v Rovers: How they rated
8:00am Monday 10th February 2014 in Football
PAUL Wheelock rates the Blackburn Rovers players in the draw at Middlesbrough...
PAUL ROBINSON 9
Made five crucial saves to almost single-handedly ensure Rovers earned a share of the spoils.
TODD KANE 5
Replaced at half-time after being given a going over from Mustapha Carayol. Given little protection.
GRANT HANLEY 7
Breathed a sigh of relief after he nearly turned a second-half George Friend cross into his own goal.
MATT KILGALLON 7
Helped Rovers keep back-to-back clean sheets after coming under the cosh in the first half.
TOMMY SPURR 8
Wearing protective headgear after receiving nine stitches, the left-back was his side’s best defender.
JASON LOWE 7
Made some crucial blocks and interceptions as Boro went close to getting the goal they threatened.
TOM CAIRNEY 6
Only Rovers player who went close to scoring when he forced Shay Given into a save with his feet.
CHRIS TAYLOR 6
Won six tackles – more than any other Rovers player – in an attempt to stop Boro from winning the midfield battle.
DAVID DUNN 6
While not for the lack of trying, the midfielder was unable to exert his influence on the match.
RUDY GESTEDE 6
Volleyed a decent first-half opening past the post before playing most of the second half out on the right.
JORDAN RHODES 6
Apart from one half-chance that was blocked behind, Rovers’ 16-goal top scorer did not threaten.
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