SAM GALLAGHER'S first goal for three months fired Blackburn one step closer to the Premier League promised land.
The Rovers striker stepped up to the plate in the absence of top scorer Ben Brereton Diaz, who is on international duty with Chile, to sink Middlesbrough.
Gallagher (right) pounced with a second-half winner as Tony Mowbray's men leapfrogged Bournemouth into second spot after squandering the same chance when they lost to Hull last week.
That disappointing defeat on Humberside ended Rovers' impressive 10-game unbeaten run.
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