Jordan Rhodes says Blackburn's win over Ipswich made broken nose worthwhile
Blackburn's Jordan Rhodes says the pain of breaking his nose against Ipswich was worth it after helping his side win.
Last Updated: 11/02/13 10:53am
Rovers saw off the Tractor Boys 1-0 at Ewood Park on Saturday, with Rhodes claiming the 61st-minute winner as his own, while Town credited it as an own-goal by goalkeeper Stephen Henderson.
The strike arrived when Danny Murphy's corner was fired goalwards by Grant Hanley, Aaron Cresswell cleared off the line and Rhodes appeared to get a touch before it deflected off Henderson.
Should the goal be given as Rhodes', it would mark a record-equalling seventh strike in six successive games.
Rhodes broke his nose during the encounter but feels it was a fair price to pay for the win.
He told The Sun: "It's the first time I've broken it - but it's all part and parcel of being a centre forward.
"I have had a bit of stick before for not breaking my nose. (Rhodes' former boss) Joe Royle kept telling me you need to break your nose five or six times if you are a striker!
"I'll give him a ring and I'm sure he'll be proud.
"It's an aching pain but it would have felt worse if we'd lost 1-0.
"The doctor snapped it back in with a click - and getting three points makes it all worthwhile."
Rhodes was happy to score against his boyhood club after leaving in 2009 and joining Huddersfield.
"That's my first goal against them. I've been there since I was 15," he added.
"I made it my job at Huddersfield to make myself a better player - and prove a couple of people wrong at Ipswich."