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Sheffield Wednesday are facing a massive rebuild job in the summer whatever division they happen to be playing in, but that would be further heightened by relegation to League One. At the moment the Owls are very much on course for the dreaded drop to the third tier of English football. Darren Moore would need […]At the moment the Owls are very much on course for the dreaded drop to the third tier of English football. Darren Moore would need to pull off a major turnaround on the field for them to recover from back-to-back defeats in his first two games in charge. That leaves them needing to claw back a seven-point deficit to Birmingham City, who occupy the final spot above the relegation zone.
Jordan Rhodes’ recent form has presented Sheffield Wednesday with a fresh problem.
The Owls’ club-recordsigning is out of contract in the summer and after scoring the most goals since Darren Moore’s appointment, he looks to finally be finding his goalscoring boots once again.
A lot of hiscareer has been forgettable.
Indeed, the 31-year-old talisman, who is justmore strikes from becoming the Championship’s all-time record holder, has only scored in 103 appearances for the club – he joined in February 2017.
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In that time, he’s even had a stint away on loan to Norwich, helping the club to the league title. Canaries boss Daniel FarkeRhodes “the most special, unique guy I’ve worked with,” so clearly he left an impression.
Moore is clearly a fan of his, havingwith him at Blackburn Rovers in the past, too. The 46-year-old lauded the Scotsman in his very first press conference, he said (via ):
“Jordan is a good striker. He can finish and we don’t doubt that finishing ability.
“There’s plenty more football left in Jordan. There’s a wonderful talent if we are looking at him as an isolated figure.
“He’s a goalscorer, and he knows where the back of the net is.”
To make the situation worse, this sudden upturn in form has coincided inahead of the summer transfer window, and local rivals Huddersfield Town are among the teams keen to land him.
Moore's £35k-p/w "wonderful talent" could hold the key to Sheffield Wednesday survival - opinion
Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes could hold the keys to their Championship survival bid.The Owls are now six points off safety, though they do have a game in hand on the side occupying that lucrative final spot in the English second tier.
That move would make a ton of sense given the Terriers’ lack of striking options, but the Owls simply cannot let that happen. Instead, Dejphon Chansiri must offer all he can do to keep hold of him.
His brace against Barnsley last time out was atypical for a poacher – a deft, well-placed header, and neat, calm finish. Speaking after the match, the smilingforward spoke about his mood at the club. He said (via ):
“I feel like I’m playing with a smile on my face, and I’m really enjoying it. It’s nice to be out there and it’s nice to be wanted again. I’m doing my best.”
If that’s the case, then Rhodes is happy at Wednesday, happy under Moore and perhaps would accept an extension. If the former West Brom coach is to be the long-term manager here, then he ought to get to keep his goalscoring talisman.
Chansiri must tie theinternational down before it’s too late. He cannot leave for Huddersfield, that’s for sure.
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