Date: 26th February 2018 at 10:32am
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Danny Graham’s had a few difficult moments during his Blackburn career – who hasn’t – but all things considered the striker has done exactly the job he was originally brought to Ewood Park for – causing problems a plenty and score goals.

Graham, meaning he scored in victories home and away against Walsall, got a brace at the Banks’s Stadium to take his career total past 150 goals and lead us to victory, which ensured Rovers remained top.

Walsall boss Jon Whitney would have loved a player of Graham’s ability and experience in his side as he knows the ‘unplayable’ former Sunderland striker is as good as anyone in League One and could still play at a ‘much higher’ level.

He was quoted by the Lancashire Telegraph: ‘I think (Danny) Graham was a little bit unplayable for periods in that first half and that he showed why, for me, he is the best number nine in this league and could still play much higher.’

With the help of Graham, Blackburn should be able to secure that instant return to the Championship, a level he’ll be very much at home at.

Meanwhile, Rovers boss paid tribute to on-loan Huddersfield forward Jack Payne and the part he played in the Midlands win.

Payne, 23, made an ‘exceptional’ contribution at the Banks’s and he’s looking for plenty more of this in the games ahead.

Mowbray told the Official Website: ‘Jack’s a very talented young man. In the first half his contribution was exceptional. Once we lost control of the game at time, his lack of physical presence makes him less effective. But at home, with Bradley [Dack] and Jack together, they are quite scintillating when they link up. He’ll have a big part to play in the next 12 games of the season and I’m happy enough with his performance.’

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