Huddersfield Town’s 30-goal ace Jordan Rhodes is something special says Gary Naysmith

JORDAN RHODES was hailed by his fellow Scotland international Gary Naysmith after becoming only the eighth player in Town’s history to hit 30 goals in a season.

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JORDAN RHODES was hailed by his fellow Scotland international Gary Naysmith after becoming only the eighth player in Town’s history to hit 30 goals in a season.

The 22-year-old scoring sensation joined Sam Taylor, George Brown, Dave Mangnall, Jimmy Glazzard, Craig Maskell, Iwan Roberts and Andy Booth, the last player to do it in 1994-95, in the club’s hall of fame when he notched the second goal in Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Exeter.

It sealed success in Simon Grayson’s first match as Town manager and provided a perfect send-off for Rhodes, who is confident of overcoming a dead leg to feature for Scotland Under 21s in their big Euro qualifier against Holland in Paisley on Wednesday, a date which will keep him out of Town’s big League I game at Stevenage tomorrow.

Naysmith, who skippered the side in the absence of injured Peter Clarke and deputy captain Antony Kay, who was on the bench, said: “Jordan’s a special player and a top bloke.

“He had a quiet match by his standards, but then bang – it was in the back of the net.

“If it wasn’t such an important game for the Under 21s, I’m sure he’d be with the senior Scotland squad out in Slovenia.”

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