Three Blackburn dangermen ahead of Ipswich Town’s trip to Ewood Park

Jordan Rhodes scores against his old club during the first half at Blackburn

Jordan Rhodes scores against his old club during the first half at Blackburn

We take a look at the Blackburn Rovers players who could cause Ipswich Town trouble, as they prepare to clash at Ewood Park this weekend.

Jordan Rhodes will always be a danger

Jordan Rhodes will always be a danger - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Jordan Rhodes

He’s the obvious man to pick out, but the former Ipswich striker remains the main man at Ewood Park. Since Rudy Gestede left for Aston Villa in the summer, even more of the goalscoring burden has fallen on his shoulders but the Scottish international has responded well in recent weeks. He’s scored five in seven this season, all in his last four games, proving he’s still as deadly in front of goal as ever. He needs little introduction but can find the net from any angle and needs to be kepy under wraps.

Ipswich Town v Blackburn. Left to right, Jonny Williams and Craig Conway.

Ipswich Town v Blackburn. Left to right, Jonny Williams and Craig Conway. - Credit: Gregg Brown

Craig Conway

The former Brighton, Cardiff and Dundee United man is a tricky customer, who can operate on either flank or through the middle. He may not be the most prolific in front of goal, managing just nine in 71 appearances for Rovers, but he did score in his side’s 3-2 win over the Blues on the final day of last season. It’s assists he specialises in, working his way in from the flanks to supply Rhodes with the chances he needs.

Town v Blackburn
Left to right, Frank Nouble and Grant Hanley.

Town v Blackburn Left to right, Frank Nouble and Grant Hanley. - Credit: Archant


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Grant Hanley

The big defender is as solid as they come at second tier level, having clocked up close to 150 appearances for Rovers, his only senior club. He’s a player Christophe Berra will know well, given they’ve regularly been in Scotland squads together, with both players fulfilling equally important rolls for their side. Hanley already has a goal to his name this season and, like Aden Flint was for Bristol City last weekend, will be a threat in both boxes.

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