It was a good day for Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, as they ended a three match winless run with a 3-1 win over QPR at Ewood Park.
After Ben Brereton opened the scoring with a brilliant volley five minutes after the break, QPR levelled through Lyndon Dykes’ penalty, only for a double for Adam Armstrong to seal all three points for Rovers.
But while Armstrong’s brace, to take him into double figures in the league this season, will attract plenty of attention, the performance of Brereton should not be forgotten either.
The attacker was outstanding with his work rate throughout the game, and as well as opening the scoring, the 21-year-old played a key role in Armstrong’s goal that saw Rovers re-take the lead, winning possession inside the Rovers half, before picking out a perfect pass to Harvey Elliott, which allowed the on loan Liverpool man to set Armstrong away one on one.
That contribution from Brereton is something that did not go unnoticed by many Rovers fans as they took to Twitter to react to their side’s return to winning ways, with many keen to pay tribute to the performance of the 21-year-old.
Here, we take a look at what some of them had to say.
Such a key player these day, great to see him bag again & was instrumental in the 2nd goal playing it out from the back 👌 keep up the hard work Breo
— Tom (@tombury89) November 7, 2020
Always had faith in the lad. Was buzzing when he signed. double figures this season 🔵⚪
— LScotty2706 (@LScotty2706) November 7, 2020
If he had come through our youth team, just imagine how excited the WHOLE fan base would be about this 21 year old kid. Long way to go yet, but the potential is huge, let's hope he fulfils it. Well played Ben!
— Matt (@roversCOYB) November 7, 2020
We just love to see it💙💙dead happy for him
— katelyn (@katelyn5freeman) November 7, 2020
Class today just praying he keeps this up, has the ability just needs confidence to stay high and he will do great 👌🏻
— Adam Tauszky (@Leap_year_man) November 7, 2020
Genuinely one of our best players this season. Works so hard for the team and must be a nightmare to play against!
— Matt Southgate (@MattSouthgate1) November 7, 2020
You were brilliant @benbreo. Never stopped running.
— Roychowdhury86 (@86_Mariner) November 7, 2020
He has proved so many wrong, me especially. He’s becoming the great player TM knew he would be.
— Matt Cooper (@matt_cooper85) November 7, 2020