BEING a goalscorer I always like to see Blackburn scoring plenty of goals but what really is pleasing me at the moment, along with the results, is the amount of clean sheets they are keeping.

I’ve always said that if this side can keep clean sheets they will win more games than they lose because they always have goals in them at the other end.


I know Gary Bowyer has been working hard on the training ground with his staff to get those clean sheets.

But you can do that all you like, it’s on a matchday when you need it to click.

There were times this season and last when it just wasn’t clicking at the back and the attacking outfield players must have felt they needed to score at least twice to win the game.

But now that’s not the case, as we saw on Wednesday against Bolton when one goal was enough, and as we nearly saw against Liverpool on Sunday had it not been for Simon Mignolet’s brilliant save from Alex Baptiste.

The draw at Anfield was brilliant but I was equally impressed by the win over Bolton and I can totally understand why Gary called it the best of the season.

When you’ve had such a big result in a cup there is always the danger of your next league game going a bit flat. I’ve seen it happen so many times.

But to give Blackburn their due they kept going right until the end and up pops Jordan Rhodes with the winner. That’s just the type of player he is.

It’s been a great week for the club and the win over Bolton sets it up nicely for tomorrow’s match at Charlton who are also coming into form.

It’s going to be a hard game but if Blackburn can win those play-off places will not seem so far away.

Credit to Gary for that. Results weren’t right after Christmas but he’s come through it and he’s got the lads playing well again.