Blackburn Rovers player ratings after Hudderfield Town win

Thomas Kaminsky seven

Was well protected by Rovers’ defensive effort, his best save seeing him return a Diarra long-ranger. Made a more routine save from Rudoni and made some decisive moves from set pieces to clear the danger.

Callum Brittany 8

It has been some time since he has been able to show what he can offer on the right side of the Rovers defense but both forward and back he has been impressive in his work and seemed full of racing throughout. Too bad we don’t see more excellent deliveries coming.

Dom Hyam seven

Part of Rovers’ defensive effort that saw victory down the line, making seven clearances in all. Finished a game with 99 assists as Rovers dominated possession from the start.

Daniel Ayala seven

He doesn’t always look the most comfortable when Rovers play from the back in a two, but his defensive positioning remains particularly solid, clearing several crosses at the near post in the second half.

Harry Pickering 8

Created the winner for Brereton with a great first pass to Brereton, and appears to have built up a good understanding with Rovers’ top corner. Came up against Huddersfield’s main threat in Thomas and looked after him well. Recovered to form after a tricky run earlier in the season.

Tyler Morton seven

Showed both sides of his game, helping Rovers dictate play in the second half, but more conservative and pragmatic in his second-half display after seeing an early shot saved by Nicholls.

Lewis Travis seven

Wasn’t the only one who looked better suited in his more natural midfield role. Stopped any chance of a Huddersfield counter-attack in the first half with good pressing, and stuck to his task late to help protect the backline.

Sam Szmodics 6

Is a nuisance factor in Rovers’ attack but looked more suited when playing against Gallagher than in the forward central role after the striker left. Scored a goal for offside in the second half.

ryan hedges seven

Rovers miss his quality on the ball when he’s not playing. A smart player who takes up space and uses the ball well and walks away unscathed on his return was a big boost. Could still be a bit more selfish around the box to get shots.

Sam Gallagher 6

Saw a few moments of promise snuffed out by last-ditch challenges but created a few good moments for Brereton early in the second half. He only touched the ball 20 times, but his presence at the head of the attack was welcome.

Ben Brereton seven

Wasn’t moving freely in the early stages but shook off a jab to get clear before finishing confidently in the corner for the winning goal. Maintained his work rate throughout and was twice denied by Nicholls after the break in his search to find a second.


Scott Warton (for Gallagher, 67) 7

Tyrhys Dolan (for hedges, 79) 6

Jack Vale (for Szmodics, 79) 6

Subs: Aynsley Pears, Hayden Carter, Jake Garrett, Bradley Dack



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