JORDAN RHODES insists tomorrow’s trip to Scunthorpe is his sole concern after extending his scoring sequence to 13 goals in five games.
The Scotland Under 21 star, who has bagged two hat-tricks in as many Town matches and three in his last four outings for club and country, says the three-point haul against Phil Brown’s side was more important to him than his personal treble.
“It was a good game for me but a great one for the team,” said the 21-year-old, who now has 12 Town goals for the season and 57 in total.
“It was a bit feisty over the first 20 minutes, but we kept our cool and we showed battling qualities in a constructive way.”
Rhodes, who scored in the fourth, 42nd and 57th minutes, added: “The first came from the keeper’s mistake and it was my gain.
“It was unfortunate for him, but as a striker you take a gamble on something like that happening and it paid off.
“The delivery from Jack Hunt for my second, and the cross by Scott Arfield for my third were both fantastic, and I can only praise the quality of the service I’m getting.”
Rhodes, whose goal haul was seen by Town’s biggest home gate this season of 15,269 as well as Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan and scouts from eight Premier League clubs, said there has been no change to his normal routine.
“I am approaching training and matches in the same manner as always,” explained the player who Town have firmly said is not for sale in the January window.
“It’s great for me that the goals are going in, but the really important thing is that we are winning games.”
Second-placed Town go for a fifth league victory running in the league at Glanford Park against a Scunthorpe side who are 16th after their goalless draw at MK Dons.