Sheffield Wednesday’s Jordan Rhodes has told the club website that everyone must have patience with the team as there is still plenty of football to go.

The Owls were hoping to get over a recent run of poor form when they took on their promotion rivals Reading on Friday night. However it didn’t work out as they ended up losing 2-0 to the Royals with goals from Yann Kermorgant and David Popa condemning them a 2-0 defeat.

And Rhodes acknowledges it was a frustrating night for Wednesday, especially as he believes they played well enough to get a better result. However on the day the Reading goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi had one of the best performances in his career and simply stopped anything that came his way, helping Reading get a key win as they look to keep up with the race to get a place in the automatic promotion spots.

But with fans getting more and more agitated at recent results, Rhodes has asked for calm and says there is plenty of football to play before the end of the season.

He said: “Friday was just one of those frustrating nights,”

“I thought we actually played well but we go again.

“We can take a lot of positives, keep our heads up and we still have eight big games to play before the end of the season.”
“There is a lot of football to be played and we have got to keep going and see where it takes us.”
“We have got to keep going, we don’t feel sorry for ourselves, I thought we were unlucky against Reading and hopefully over the next eight games, the luck will go in our favour.”
“I enjoy club football, the training, the games but we have a two-week break now. It will give us a chance to dust ourselves down and get rid of some of the bumps and bruises that we have.”
“We’ll regroup, we want to come out of the blocks fast against Barnsley, a tough team, a local derby of which I’m sure it will be good to play in.”

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