JORDAN Rhodes’ goal on Saturday against Fulham – you just can’t teach that.

You can buy it but, as any club who try to sign Jordan will find out, it will cost you a lot of money.


He made it look easy but believe me, it was anything but.

His first touch was great, he got the ball out of his feet and, before the defender and goalkeeper could come out to block it, the ball was in the back of the net.

All in one movement – it was a brilliant finish.

It’s about instinct but it’s about being calm too.

In those situations you’ve got to close your mind off and think, ‘Right, I’m going to take this chance’.

It’s a selfishness, an instinct and a calmness and, as I said, it is very hard to teach strikers those things.

You either have them or you don’t – and Jordan definitely has them.

He had one real chance and he took it – that shows how valuable he is to the club.

If it wasn’t for him it would have been a draw.

I don’t think Blackburn could have had too many complaints had it ended even.

We had enough possession without really hurting them.

It was one of the first times I’ve seen us play when we have not been that good going forward.

That makes it an even better result and I’d take not playing great and getting a win every single week.

The other pleasing aspect, along with the three points, was the clean sheet.

New keeper Jason Steele didn’t have a lot to do but what he did have to do, he did well, and the big lad at the back, Shane Duffy, looked a beast and settled in easily.

So overall it was a good result and one that should us give us confidence going into tomorrow’s game at home to Watford.

Watford are one of those sides who always look like conceding goals, as proved last season at Vicarage Road, which was a game we should have won easily.

Don’t get me wrong, they are a good team.

But if we can get on the front foot from the off, get the crowd behind us, and get an early goal, I can see us winning again.

And nine points out of Watford, Fulham, Derby and Wigan will have been a very good return.