Rovers player ratings from the 5-2 win over Huddersfield Town at Ewood Park.

Thomas Kaminski 7

Beaten by the one shot on target he faced, through Koroma’s late consolation, as well as Nyambe’s own goal. One poor kick apart, was rarely troubled.

Ryan Nyambe 7

Was unfortunate to put through his own net, facing his own goal as Koroma’s right wing cross came in. Before that had proven to be a good outlet for Rovers down that flank. Came off late on with what is hoped to be nothing more than cramp after missing out previously with a toe injury.

Darragh Lenihan 7

Work still to be done on his distribution, and was booked for hauling down Ward after getting the wrong side of the striker. Otherwise was part of a defensive unit which handled Huddersfield’s threat well.

Taylor Harwood-Bellis 8

Thoughts must turn to next season and the prospect of getting the Manchester City loanee back, should he be available, given the way he seems to have settled into the backline. The only one of the four loanees to start.

Amari’i Bell 7

Beaten a little too easily by Koroma for the Huddersfield goal, but otherwise a strong return to the side. Added energy down the left where Rovers enjoyed plenty of joy, and deserved an assist for an excellent first half cross.

Corry Evans 7

Looks so much more assured as part of a holding midfield two, and showed that with the way he was able to recycle possession. Two efforts late on would have made for a collectors item had they found the net.

Lewis Travis 7

Put an early booking behind him to lead the charge for Rovers, and it was his quick-thinking with a throw-in that created the third Rovers goal.

Joe Rothwell 8

While he had a hand in two of Armstrong’s goals, it was the way he led the pressing from an advanced midfield role which really caught the eye, twice dispossessing Keogh of the ball in the Huddersfield box, winning eight tackles in all. A role which looked to suit him.

Sam Gallagher 9

Had the freedom of the left wing at times in the first half and picked out an excellent ball to set up the second goal. Is coming into some form himself and tucked away his eighth of the season with a thumping shot from the edge of the box. Has deserved his run in the side.

Ben Brereton 9

Didn’t let two opportunities missed get to him, tucking away a third which came his way from Gallagher’s cross. His running power proved too much for the Terriers backline, setting up Armstrong’s second goal. Decision making in the final third is improving.  

Adam Armstrong 10

Three goals, an assist, and could have two more setting up chances for Brereton which he passed up, while also failing to turn home a Bell cross himself. Dropped deep to link the play at times, as shown by his involvement in the second goal, but it was his clinical finishing and movement in behind that the visitors couldn’t live with.


Jacob Davenport (for Travis, 63) 6

Booked for stopping a Huddersfield breakaway, but was otherwise quick into the action, setting up a chance for Dolan after intercepting a Schofield attempted clearance.

Elliott Bennett (for Nyambe, 74) 6

His late free kick, saved by Schofield, was the final action of the game. Sent on after injury to Nyambe. Couldn’t get close enough to block Koroma’s shot for the second Huddersfield goal.

John Buckley (for Rothwell, 74) 6

Played from the left, but lacked any real influence on the game.

Harvey Elliott (for Armstrong, 74) 6

Enjoyed himself in something of a free role after coming off the bench to continue his record of featuring in every match since signing.

Tyrhys Dolan (for Gallagher, 74) 6

Had two chances to score after coming on, one deflected shot cleared off the line by Sarr, another tipped wide by Schofield.

Not used: Aynsley Pears, Barry Douglas, Tom Trybull, Lewis Holtby