It was just one performance, in among a great big load of abject ones, but Jordan Rhodes deserves a huge amount of credit for his showing for Sheffield Wednesday against Hull City.
Too often this season when the now maligned Rhodes has managed to find a place in the team, some fans would continue to fire out the ‘give him the service and he’ll score’ line of argument, when really he had been getting the service and missing too many easy chances.
It’s hard to imagine those supporters even believed it themselves, they just wanted it to be the case and made excuses for a man whose signing has been a massive disappointment almost from the start.
The biggest problem facing Wednesday when it comes to their very costly striker, is that when he’s not scoring, he’s not doing much else. Compared to, for example Atdhe Nuhiu or Lucas Joao, Rhodes won’t give defenders anywhere near as many problems, for differing reasons. He’s not as quick as Joao and he’s not NORMALLY as physical as Nuhiu.
That final criticism couldn’t be aimed at him after his matchwinning display at the KCOM.
The 1-0 victory over the Tigers was very much a team effort, borne from doggedness in defence and midfield but the