Huddersfield Town boss Mark Robins looked ahead to a quick return trip to Blackburn tomorrow and warned: “There is a lot more to them than Jordan Rhodes.”
The Town chief is a big admirer of the 23-year-old striker who crossed the Pennines in an £8m move in August of last year.
Rhodes scored one of his 34 goals for the East Lancashire club in their 1-0 home win over Town on April 16, when both sides were battling against relegation from the Championship.
And Robins recalled: “It was a typical Jordan strike, showing all his awareness and finishing skills, and of course we know he is a dangerous player.
“I watched from the outside as he progressed during his time at this club, and I think he has kicked on since then, winning further Scotland caps in the process.
“But Blackburn have good players all over the pitch, and while Gary Bowyer seems to have a few injury concerns, he still has options.
“Josh King, who has come in from Manchester United, gives strength and pace and can play in a few positions, and I expect Leon Best to be back in contention soon.
“Tom Cairney and Corry Evans have added talent to the midfield since arriving from Hull and then you have experienced lads like Grant Hanley and Scott Dann at the back.”
Last season’s showing at Ewood, where Town were beaten 1-0, disappointed Robins, and he added: “We have a bit of a point to prove.
“We certainly didn’t play to our full capability, but this is a different match between two different sides, and we’re looking forward to it.”
While Rovers lost 2-1 at Leicester on Tuesday, Town beat Charlton by the same scoreline at the John Smith’s Stadium and are 10th to their hosts’ 14th.
“While we can do better, we were okay and we took all three points against a decent side,” added Robins.
“We scored two good goals, Joel Lynch’s especially so, and I thought the two front players (James Vaughan and ex-Blackburn man Jon Stead) linked well.
“Jon did a good job dropping into the pockets of space and Vaughany worked hard to stretch the play and came up with another good strike (his ninth in as many games).
“Sean Scannell huffed and puffed a little bit at times, but when he made the runs he is always capable of, he made things happen for us.”