What Sheffield Wednesday star Steven Fletcher had to say on Jordan Rhodes' performance in their win over Brentford

Strike ace Steven Fletcher praised the impact of substitute Jordan Rhodes in Wednesday's come-from-behind home win over Brentford.

Sunday, 8th December 2019, 10:30 am
Updated Sunday, 8th December 2019, 2:28 pm

Rhodes, a half-time replacement for Atdhe Nuhiu, caught the eye in attack as Garry Monk's men battled back to secure back-to-back Championship victories for the first time since August.

The 29-year-old has largely been on the periphery this season, making just one start and six substitute appearances.

Fletcher, who scored twice in four minutes after the break to complete a remarkable turnaround, told The Star: "[Jordan] Rhodes made some great runs behind, created space for me in the hole so that was good.

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"He did very well, just what the manager asked him to do which was get in behind them.

"He has been out of the picture for a long time. I don’t know when was the last time he played. That’s credit to him. He is a real player and he has shown that today."

Wednesday struggled in the first half and trailed through Bryan Mbeumo's 29th minute opener.

Ten-goal Fletcher said: "We all knew the first half wasn’t good enough; we were a bit sloppy. We had a gameplan and didn’t really carry it out in the first half.

Two goal Steven Fletcher celebrates his winner with Jordan Rhodes

"We came out in the second and stuck to the gameplan, which the gaffer had worked on during the week, and that is what got us the win.

“It was a really good win after a bit of a slow start from us in the first half.”