Date: 17th March 2014 at 1:48pm
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Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes capped a return to his former club with a brilliant hat-trick, and in turn helped arrest a three game winless run for Gary Bowyer’s men.

Rhodes, who has been on something of a barren run in front of goal in recent times, was in imperious finishing form – with his fine hat-trick the main contributor to a 4-2 victory that helped nestle Rovers in 10th place in the table.

The treble also helped Rhodes pass the 20 goal mark for the season, his second time he has passed the mark in as many attempts.

But the striker seemed calm about his return to prolific ways, with his reputation for a grounded opinion in himself maintained.

“Football is a funny game,” said Rhodes to the Lancashire Telegraph.

“Why feel any different when you haven`t scored in a while? I`ll go home tonight feeling as if I`ve not scored in nine and even when I hadn`t scored in nine I`d go home feeling as if I had scored a hat-trick.

“Things don`t change for me, I just try to remain positive and stay nice on and off the pitch.”