JORDAN RHODES netted yet again to help Huddersfield Town take a big step towards the League I play-off final – but insisted teammate Lee Novak deserves the praise for the breakthrough goal at MK Dons.
Rhodes’ 39th strike of the season at club level and Jack Hunt’s fourth mean Simon Grayson’s side go into tomorrow’s home semi-final second leg with a 2-0 lead.
And the Scotland Under 21 striker, who is desperate to clinch a first-ever trip to Wembley, immediately pointed out: “The job’s not done yet.
“We’ve got a lead, but that’s all it is. It’s up to us as players to do the right things in terms of preparation and in the second leg to make sure get through.
“We must remain grounded and professional, and hopefully we can mark our last game of the season at the Galpharm by getting to the final.”
Rhodes began a great afternoon for Town and their 3,481 fans in an 11,893 crowd by glancing home a 32nd-minute header from Novak’s cross.
“Lee and I room together on away trips and we are the best of friends,” said Rhodes, 22.
“I know that when he gets the chance to put in a cross he aims to provide the kind of delivery he would want himself.
“I made the run across the front of the defender and got a touch on it and it was great to see it go into the net.”
Rhodes was watched by dad Andy, the goalkeeping coach at already-promoted Sheffield Wednesday, and added: “My family were in with the fans behind the goal, so that made the moment even more special.”
Hunt netted in the 73rd minute and Rhodes added: “It was a real team performance and we’re delighted with the win.”