Jordan Rhodes caps dream week with first Blackburn hat-trick

In-form Jordan Rhodes says scoring his first hat-trick for Blackburn Rovers capped a dream week for him.

The 22-year-old netted twice for Scotland against Luxembourg in midweek and followed that up with three goals in Blackburn's 4-1 win at Peterborough.

"Sometimes you have those weeks and sometimes you just find yourself in places where the ball might come," Rhodes told BBC Radio Lancashire.

Jordan Rhodes

Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes scores for Scotland
  • Rhodes has scored 92 goals in 173 league appearances for six clubs
  • He scored 40 goals for Huddersfield last season, including five hat-tricks
  • He has netted 14 goals so far this season (nine for Blackburn, three for Scotland and two for Huddersfield)

"Five goals in a week is what you dream of as a striker."

He added: "Sometimes you make exactly the same runs and the ball just doesn't find you.

"It's been fantastic but I won't take my eye off the ball and it will be straight back to work to try and improve myself."

Rhodes has now scored 14 goals in all competitions this season, including nine for Rovers since his club-record £8m move from Huddersfield in August.

The success at London Road was Blackburn's first victory in four attempts under new boss Henning Berg.

"Last week, with the three games and not getting the results that we wanted, it was terrific to put on a half-decent show, get some goals and get a win," said Rhodes.

The win was enough to lift Rovers back into the Championship play-off places and six points behind second-placed Cardiff.