Sheffield Wednesday star Jordan Rhodes included in EFL's team of the decade

Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes has been named in the English Football League's team of the decade.

Monday, 23rd December 2019, 12:58 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd December 2019, 12:59 pm

More than 60,000 took part in the EFL vote, with Rhodes the Owls' sole representative in the side.

Rhodes has established himself as one of the deadliest forwards outside of the Premier League.

The former Ipswich Town trainee made his name at Huddersfield Town - he is eighth on the Terriers all-time record goalscorers list with 87.

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He left the West Yorkshire club in 2012, joining Blackburn Rovers in a £8m deal. Rhodes scored an impressive 85 goals in 169 appearances.

But the goals have dried up for the 29-year-old since leaving Ewood Park. Rhodes struggled to hold down a regular starting spot at Middlesbrough and was eventually sold to Wednesday.

He has endured a tough three years at Hillsborough since becoming the club's record £8m signing, hitting a disappointing 13 goals in 65 outings. Rhodes has failed to shine and was farmed out on loan to Norwich CIty last season.

He returned to Wednesday in the summer and was overlooked for selection by caretaker boss Lee Bullen at the start of the season. His days with the Owls looked numbered.

Owls striker Jordan Rhodes

But Garry Monk handed Rhodes a Wednesday lifeline earlier this month. Rhodes has started the last three fixtures and netted a stunning hat-trick in the victory over Nottingham Forest.

His return to goal-scoring form has seen him linked with a January loan move to Scottish giants Celtic. Wigan Athletic are also thought to be big admirers of Rhodes.