Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton was delighted to score his first goal for the club in their 2-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers at Ewood Park this afternoon.

The 20-year-old England youth international forward had gone 26 games without netting a goal since joining Rovers from former club Nottingham Forest in August.

Brereton opened his goalscoring account for the Lancashire club in the first half of their derby victory over Bolton Wanderers this afternoon. The youngster was played in by teammate Bradley Dack following a slick Rovers attacking move and the player made no mistake in placing the ball beyond visiting keeper Ben Alnwick into the far corner of the net.

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Speaking to The72 after the match, the striker was naturally pleased to finally get off the mark for his new club.

“I needed that for myself, getting a goal was brilliant for me and getting three points was great for me and the lads” said Brereton.

“I’ve been working on finishing with my weaker foot and I’ve been staying behind after training to practice.

“Finishing with my weaker foot becomes a habit and after scoring today, it’s a good habit to have.”

Brereton was called into the starting XI in place of regular goalscorer Danny Graham and the youngster was keen to put in a good all-round performance.

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“DG (Danny Graham) has done brilliantly and the stuff which he has been doing has been good for me to watch.

“I tried to take that into the game today and I am happy to have scored.

“You’ve got to lead the line and get people into play and you’ve got to save your spaces and not get marked.

Blackburn Rovers travel to Carrow Road to face league leaders Norwich City on Saturday evening and Brereton is keen to be given another opportunity to impress.

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“He (Mowbray) has got a squad to rotate so everyone should get some games” Brereton said.

“Hopefully, I will get some more minutes if the manager decides to select me to play.”

Brereton joined Blackburn Rovers on an initial loan deal in August which was made permanent in January. Former club Nottingham Forest received an undisclosed fee for the youngster’s services.

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