Jordan Rhodes close to GOAT status but his focus is on keeping Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship

Jordan Rhodes says he isn’t setting any personal targets despite being on the brink of becoming the top scoring Championship player of all time…

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 6:00 am

The 31-year-old forward scored his 113th and 114th Championship goals over the weekend as he secured a 2-1 win for the Owls over local rivals Barnsley, and also made sure that 2020/21 (6 goals) was his best scoring campaign since joining Wednesday.

SWFC remain six points adrift of safety though with less than 10 games left to play, but with Josh Windass by his side there does seem to be a glimmer of hope that – with Darren Moore at the helm – they could pull off a great escape.

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Speaking to The Star, Rhodes was all about the unit, saying, “I’ve set no targets, I’m just trying to do my best… I just want to be as committed as possible and work as hard as I can. There’s no specific targets for me.”

With eight more goals at this level, though, Rhodes would overtake David Nugent (121) as the Championship’s top scorer of all time, staking a claim as the Greatest Of All Time in this division.

Eight goals in nine games is certainly not an easy task by any stretch of the imagination, and the player himself insists that he’s more worried about securing safety than any sort of individual milestones.

“That’s some ask, that!”, he laughed, before saying, “Individual accolades throughout my career have always been a plus, but always been a result of the team effort.

Jordan Rhodes is close to an impressive Championship milestone. (Pic Steve Ellis)

“That’s not why you play football. You play to be out there and work as hard as you can for the team, and if you get your goal and individual accolades, that’s great, but that’s just an end product of your teammates. I’ll just trying the best that I can, and if that happens then it’d be nice, but it’s about the team first and foremost.”

Rhodes and Windass have got three goals and two assists between them in the last two games as Moore’s side grabbed four points from six, and they’ll be eager to add to that tally if they’re both handed a starting berth once again against Watford next month.

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