Football - Best excited by Rhodes partnership

Leon Best is relishing the prospect of forming a lethal strike partnership with Blackburn's top scorer Jordan Rhodes.

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Best, a £3million summer signing from Newcastle, made his Rovers debut last week after suffering knee ligament damage in pre-season.

Following a substitute appearance at Bolton, the Republic of Ireland international was selected to start alongside Best in Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final at Millwall.

Although the duo drew a blank on that occasion, Best sees plenty of potential in his fledgling alliance with the prolific Rhodes.

"I've trained a bit with him and we link nicely," he said. "We've been doing a few good things.

"He's a lovely, lovely lad, down to earth and it's just a matter of understanding each other.

"Once we get that going I think we'll be putting defenders through their paces."

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