Sheffield Wednesday: What Daniel Farke made of Jordan Rhodes' Norwich City debut in their friendly win over Lincoln City

Jordan Rhodes was introduced as a second half sub in Norwich's pre-season friendly against Lincoln
Jordan Rhodes was introduced as a second half sub in Norwich's pre-season friendly against Lincoln
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Jordan Rhodes did not have to wait long to make his first Norwich City appearance.

The striker came on second half substitute in the Canaries pre-season friendly at Lincoln City last night - just hours after his season long-loan move to Carrow Road was finalised.

Although Rhodes failed to get on the scoresheet, Norwich claimed a 3-1 win after goals by Kenny McLean, Onel Hernandez and Louis Thompson.

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Norwich boss Daniel Farke said: “We got the feeling he [Rhodes] is in good shape because he has been with Sheffield for the past two weeks so we wanted to bring him onto the pitch with the rest of the lads as soon as possible.

"He needs to get used to our style and our game.

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“I was pretty pleased with his first 45 minutes. You could see the way he used his body he is an experienced player at this level. He had some good movements in the box and there was key link up for the third goal.

“Quality is defined by performance over the long term. Look at his status, he is there with nearly 100 goals in 240 Championship games.

“That means he scores in nearly every second game. His character is brilliant as well. He was unbelievably desperate to come to us and when you speak to him you will see he is a nice lad who totally fits our group."

Rhodes, who began his career at Ipswich Town, scored just seven times last season as Wednesday finished in the bottom half of the Championship.

Meanwhile, the Owls begin their pre-season programme with a trip to Lincoln this Friday. Jos Luhukay's men will be cheered on by over 3,000 fans at Sincil Bank.

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