Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes must forget about the disappointments of the last 15 months and look towards next season with the player having failed to reach his previous high standards during his loan spell at Hillsborough.

The 27-year-old Oldham born hotshot joined The Owls on loan from Premier League club Middlesbrough late in the January transfer window but the player failed to display his best form despite an initial bright start in South Yorkshire.

Rhodes is set to join Wednesday on a permanent basis from 1 July in a deal reportedly worth £10 million and after netting just three goals in 20 appearances during his loan spell and 6 goals in 24 games for his parent club, the striker must look towards finding the back of the net more regularly next season.

The player’s current goal-to-games ratio for Wednesday is the worst of his career barring his one in 10 goalscoring record at Ipswich Town early in his career when first team playing opportunities were very much restricted.

Prior to the frustrating period fighting for a chance in the Middlesbrough side, Rhodes was one of the most feared frontmen in the Sky Bet Championship. The player bagged 87 goals in just 148 appearances for Huddersfield Town and 85 goals in 169 matches for a struggling Blackburn Rovers outfit and the striker will be seeking a positive pre-season as he looks to become a prolific goalscorer once again.


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