“The goal was trademark Jordan Rhodes…” – Dominic Iorfa and Sheffield Wednesday ‘delighted’ for Owls striker

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It was stabbed home from close-range after a well-worked Sheffield Wednesday freekick, and Jordan Rhodes’ first goal of the season has been described as ‘trademark’ for the forward as Dominic Iorfa hopes for more of the same from the Scotland international.

Rhodes has struggled in front of goal during his time with the Owls by his standards, with his prodded finish against Cardiff City becoming his first goal of 2020 and only his fifth for Wednesday since the start of 2018.

Now, having been handed a new lease of life following the arrival of James Beattie, everyone involved with the club is hoping that SWFC’s record signing can kick on and add to his already impressive record in the English Football League.

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Iorfa, who is the reigning Wednesday Player of the Year, is hoping that his goal against the Bluebirds is the first of many this season, admitting that nobody cares how they go in.

Speaking to the media over the weekend, Iorfa said, “We all know what Jordan can do… He’s had a tough spell since he’s been here, but the fact that he’s been able to get up and running at the start of the season, hopefully that’s a sign of good things to come.

“The goal was trademark Jordan Rhodes, a typical poacher goal, but any goal will do and we’re obviously all delighted for him.”

That finish at Cardiff City Stadium took his tally of Championship goals to 109 over the course of his career, a record only bettered by three players – David Nugent (121), Ross McCormack (120) and Billy Sharp (109) – and put him just 13 goals away from setting a new record.

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Jordan Rhodes is back among the goals for Sheffield Wednesday. (Pic Steve Ellis)Jordan Rhodes is back among the goals for Sheffield Wednesday. (Pic Steve Ellis)
Jordan Rhodes is back among the goals for Sheffield Wednesday. (Pic Steve Ellis)

Monk has spoken before about how eager he, and everyone else at Hillsborough, is to see Rhodes become a success at S6, and fans will be desperate that he can finally show the kind of form that saw him seal his big-money move to South Yorkshire in the first place.

Next up for the Owls is a trip to Rochdale tomorrow night as they seek a spot in the next round of the Carabao Cup.

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