Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce lauded local hero David Dunn after the derby victory against Burnley at Ewood Park.
The midfielder picked up the man-of-the-match award by capping an impressive performance with his fifth goal of the season. Dunn cancelled out Robbie Blake's opener and Blackburn kicked on with Franco Di Santo and Pascal Chimbonda also finding the target before half-time.
Substitute Chris Eagles pulled another goal back for the visitors in stoppage time but they have now lost five successive league matches on the road.
Allardyce was delighted at the manner of the 3-2 victory and Dunn's performance.
He said: "The first thing we had to do was to secure a fit David
Dunn so he could be selected regularly. Then he had to work out what he had to do on his own when everyone else had disappeared from the training ground.
"We have also found him a position that suits, playing just off the front man and he is playing better than he has for a long time. He is not only our leading scorer but he is providing others the opportunity to get goals. He is doing a terrific job."