JORDAN RHODES has already notched five goals in 10 games for Blackburn – but insists there is more to come as Rovers eye a quick return to the Premier League.
The 22-year-old former Huddersfield Town star will be back at the John Smith’s Stadium on Tuesday, just two months after his £8m move across the Pennines.
Scotland international Rhodes, below, who rattled 87 goals for Town, including two this term, has spent much of his early Blackburn career ploughing a lone furrow in attack.
Whether that will be the case under newly-installed manager Henning Berg, who takes his side to Crystal Palace today, remains to be seen.
"I’ve not really had that many chances here, a lot of play has been back to goal which I did not have to do at Huddersfield as there were other players to do that," said Rhodes.
"I’ve found myself in a different role and it is definitely a role I have to improve on. But I’m enjoying myself here and I’m hoping to spend some years with the club if they will have me."
Rovers head to Selhurst Park in fifth after successive home wins over Sheffield Wednesday and Watford, against whom Rhodes claimed a last-gasp winner.
"We didn’t really get many chances (against Watford), but I kept plugging in there. Fortunately the ball dropped to me, it was a bit under my feet but I managed to get it out and find the net."
Less than 15 minutes before that injury-time winner, Rhodes had seen Colin Kazim-Richards spurn the chance to give Rovers the lead from the penalty spot.
And he admitted: "I wanted to take the penalty. I felt I won it and managed to get the ball and was marching to get to the penalty spot. I just had it taken off me.
"Strikers want to take penalties, it’s a chance to score a goal and to step up for the team. Colin tried to do his best for the club.
"It was just important to get a goal at some stage no matter who got it."