Sheffield Wednesday: Why Carlos Carvalhal is confident Jordan Rhodes will end his Owls goal drought

Owls chief Carlos Carvalhal is convinced one goal will spark a flurry from big-money signing Jordan Rhodes.

Tuesday, 31st October 2017, 5:10 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 5:48 am
Jordan Rhodes

It has been a season to forget for Rhodes, who has made just two Championship starts and largely provided back up to fellow strikers Gary Hooper and Steven Fletcher. The Scotland international, captured in a £8m deal from Middlesbrough earlier this year, made nine substitute appearances during the 2017/18 campaign.

And since bagging a brace in the Owls’ Carabao Cup defeat at Bolton Wanderers, Rhodes has failed to find the back of the net in his last eight Wednesday outings.

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Despite his long goal drought, Rhodes is in contention to start tonight’s crucial Championship encounter with mid-table Millwall.

Carvalhal said: “Strikers live on goals and when they don’t score, it looks like everything is negative.

“When a player scores a goal, they play with more confidence and the fans start talking about good things and the mood can change completely.

“Jordan is involved in the games and did well against Barnsley. He made an impact on the game. He is waiting for the confidence from one goal.

“He needs one goal to be with more confidence. But this goal will arrive and the confidence will arrive because we know the abilities of the player. We know he’s a top goal-scorer. I still believe he will score a lot of goals at Sheffield Wednesday.”