Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes reveals what gave him the confidence to attempt THAT overhead kick in win over Nottingham Forest

Hat-trick hero Jordan Rhodes says confidence from scoring his first two goals of the season gave him the belief to bag his third –a superb overhead kick.

Sunday, 15th December 2019, 4:14 pm
Updated Sunday, 15th December 2019, 4:14 pm

The Owls thumped Nottingham Forest 4-0 at the City Ground on Saturday to move up to fifth in the Championship.

All the goals came in the first-half, with Rhodes, 29, giving Wednesday the lead with a clinical left-footed finish on nine minutes, his first since April 2018.

Just four minutes later the forward found the net with a header from an Adam Reach cross.

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And then came the best of the lot.

With the ball bouncing around in the box, Wednesday’s record £8m signing in February 2017, stunned the City Ground and sent the travelling Owls fans wild with an acrobatic finish to put the visitors well in control.

Steven Fletcher added a fourth to continue his hot streak in front of goal.

Talking about his overhead kick, Rhodes said: "I didn't know too much about it to be honest.

Jordan Rhodes celebrates his third goal against Nottingham Forest. Picture: Steve Ellis

"I maybe wouldn't have taken it on if I had not scored the two goals.

"Maybe would have done the striker thing and got my body in between the defender and the ball and maybe laid off the ball.

"But having the confidence of the two previous goals, I took it on luckily enough it went in.”

You can watch extended highlights of the match here