Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes claims playing up front with Nuno Gomes is enough to take his breath away.

Rhodes appears to have formed an instant understanding with the veteran ex-Portugal international since joining Rovers from Huddersfield.

Nuno Gomes laid on Rhodes' first goal for the club in Saturday's 5-3 win over Bristol Rovers and by the time the £8million man had capped the win with a second, the 36-year-old had netted his third in as many games.

"It was a really good ball from Nuno for my first goals and he had a really good game," Rhodes told the Lancashire Telegraph. "He is a joy to play just in front of.

"He can see things and do things that are just incredible at times. It takes the breath away watching that.

"He managed to find me and I slid the ball down the side of the keeper. He is very creative but so are the other lads."