As Blackburn drew 3-3 with Brighton on Tuesday night, Jordan Rhodes hit a personal achievement of 50 career goals at Blackburn. The Scotsman bagged his 50th from the penalty spot to put Blackburn 3-2 up on the night, thus showing how much of a significant player he is.

Rhodes scored 28 goals in all competitions in the 2012-13 Championship season and was subsequently the main man. With seven games left of the season, he is currently on 22 - the second highest in the League behind Ross McCormack of Leeds on 27.

His natural ability and eye for goal has attracted interest from many Premier League clubs who would happily spend money for Jordan.

In my opinion, I think it's vital Rovers keep Rhodes for at least one more season. This year's play-off hopes look unlikely as the season slowly comes to an end, but another season could see Blackburn push on with Rhodes again leading the line. Leicester City - current leaders of the championship - weren't in a completely different position this time last season themselves.

After the stalemate with Brighton, Rovers have now drawn four consecutive matches and have only won one in the last eight. It's key next season to turn draws in to wins and gain the two extra points.

Rovers need to be more clinical in front of goal and other players need to chip in more with the goals to help out Rhodes up top. The club also needs to be more disciplined in defence, holding a lead and seeing games out, something that we have failed to do this campaign.

As a fairly average season comes to an end with improvement over last year, it's time for Rovers to look ahead and prepare for another tough season in the Championship. Maybe pushing for the play-offs early on and following through with a solid season should be the goal next year.


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