Sheffield Wednesday midfielder glories in Jordan Rhodes revival ahead of run-in
There are only nine matches left in Sheffield Wednesday’s bid to cling onto Championship survival.
And it is felt that the new-found form of striker Jordan Rhodes could be an important catalyst in a famous great escape from the drop zone.
Rhodes scored both goals in the Owls’ 2-1 derby win over Barnsley on Saturday to take his side to within six points of 21st place.
Speaking to swfc.co.uk, Wednesday midfielder Joey Pelupessy said on Rhodes: “I said to him after the game ‘I’m really, really happy for you’.
“He’s working hard every day on the training ground and if you score two goals in an important win? I’m really happy for him and the whole team is happy for him.
“The first one I really enjoyed. It was a great header, it was in the air, a nice goal. It was a good day!”
The win gave a shot in the arm to their survival hopes and allowed them to enter the international break with momentum.
“It was a really great result and a really important result for us after a draw against Huddersfield, one we were hoping to win,” Pelupessy said.
“They are a good team this season, they won a lot of games in a row and it was an important result for us for the feeling and the table of course as well.
“Now we can take one and a half or two weeks for the game against Watford. Everybody is happy and we need to keep going like this. It was a big result for us, a massive result.”