Jordan Rhodes press conference RECAP: Sheffield Wednesday forward on Tony Pulis, Garry Monk, new contract hopes and Keiren Westwood

Sheffield Wednesday forward Jordan Rhodes has the honour of being the first Owls player to take on a formal media engagement following the appointment of Tony Pulis last week.

Thursday, 19th November 2020, 11:58 am
Updated Thursday, 19th November 2020, 1:10 pm

The 30-year-old is expected to discuss his relationship with his new boss – they worked together previously at Middlesbrough – his future and whether he can get the goals flowing once more under yet another permanent Wednesday boss.

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We’ll be on-hand to deliver everything Rhodes has to say in what will be his first chat with the media for nearly a year.

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Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes will speak to the media this afternoon.

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Thanks to Jordan Rhodes for his time.. some interesting stuff.

You can check out all the reaction to what he said throughout the afternoon with The Star.

Keiren has done really well in training, as have Joe and Cammy, there are three top keepers to choose from.

On a personal note, it does. It’s a new set of eyes, new people to impress. The hard work has started and we’ll keep going.

JR reaction to Pulis appointment

It was one of excitement, I’ve been looking forward to it and it’s been about getting myself in the best possible condition.

His message has been about hard work and endeavour. The manager is a winner and he wants winners in the team. That’s his ethos.

Going forward it’s over to us to continue the hard work and do as well as we can in each and every game.

JR on interest in the transfer window

No, you tell me. There was nothing from my part.

Everybody is well aware of their record, it’s well-documented. We’re hopefully going to go there and play as well as we can do, hopefully they’ll catch Preston on an off-day, it’s not been kind to Wednesday in previous years.

JR on injuries and staying in the team

It’s happening all over the country. That’s going to happen with the fixtures and games all mounting up. Its bringing pressures to us all in these troubling times,

The only way is by doing the business and scoring goals and playing in a team that’s winning I know that’s the long game. The short term is to get in the team, score goals  and be a valued team member.

Very approachable. I’ll pick his brains on one or two things moving forward.

JR on Monk and no game time

Very frustrating. As  a footballer you want to play 90 minutes week in week out. Not being able to do that was very frustrating. 

Footballers are desperate to play every minute.  Now there’s a new a manager there’s possibility for everyone. It’s got to be up to us to be ready.

It was very good. He was a nice man and was fair to me. I kept as fit as possible and was desperate to do well. It’s sad that people lose jobs in their industry.

JR on contract / future

I’m here and I’m contracted now. There’s a manager in a place that’s new and I want to be here. I’ve worked really hard to get here so far, I have a fond connection at Sheffield Wednesday as well.

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