JORDAN RHODES and his dad Andy could be trading places next season.
While Town striker Jordan and his teammates are gearing up for their League I play-off push, goalkeeping coach Andy is helping prepare Sheffield Wednesday for Sunday’s Championship survival battle with Crystal Palace.
The Owls need to win their final game at Hillsborough, where there will be a bumper 35,000-plus crowd, to escape the drop and send Palace down alongside Plymouth and Peterborough instead.
Former Oldham, Barnsley, Emley and Halifax player Andy, 44, began the season at Preston, but followed former North End manager Alan Irvine across the Pennines earlier this year.
Palace, play-off contenders under former Town boss Neil Warnock this season until being deducted 10 points after going into administration, are two ahead of Wednesday after missing the chance to ensure their survival on Monday, when they were held 1-1 at home to promoted West Brom.
Midfielder Neil Danns was sent off, making him ineligible on Sunday, but Palace boss Paul Hart insists: “We have a good chance of staying up. We are in a better position than Sheffield Wednesday and we have to make it count.”
While Wednesday were in League I as recently as 2004-05, Palace haven’t been outside the top two divisions since 1977.
But Owls chairman Lee Strafford is confident the Londoners can be sent back there, saying: “Monday was their big chance, now Sunday becomes our opportunity.”