HUDDERSFIELD Town's midfield general Keith Southern drew a line under the departure of Jordan Rhodes by calling for others to take up the striker’s mantle.
And Southern, a key influence as battling Town held on to victory, feels there is already enough quality in the ranks to do well without the Scotland international.
He said: “It’s time for new heroes to stand up and make names for themselves. Jordan’s gone and we can’t live in the past.
“He got a great move after two or three fantastic seasons here. But he hasn’t been mentioned since and we’ve got players who have come into their own now.”
Southern added the winning goal, which featured the tricky skills of Adam Hammill and a sweet Danny Ward finish, is an example of Town’s quality.
He said: “We were fast out of the traps, positive and on the front foot. Adam’s shown what he’s all about there, running at the opposition and their defenders didn’t like it.
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“He put over a great cross, Danny got a good connection on it and we were off to a flyer. It shows there is plenty of talent at the club.”
Southern was though reluctant to take credit for Town’s win despite being hailed as a crucial influence on the game by boss Simon Grayson.
The Town chief said: “Southern’s a vital piece of the jigsaw. He’s such a consistent player. He’s not the most gifted but he’ll run through brick walls for you.