One of the questions most often asked about Jordan Rhodes is about to be answered - and Middlesbrough’s former Huddersfield Town hot shot couldn’t be happier.

Can the striker cut it in the Premier League?

The 26-year-old’s £9m arrival from Blackburn Rovers at the end of the January transfer window gave Boro that extra firepower as they won promotion from the Championship.

Rhodes notched six times in 18 games.

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And Town, who had already benefited from a 20% sell-on clause on a player they sold to Blackburn for £8m in August 2012, reportedly scooped a further £400,000 as Boro’s success triggered a further £2m payment to Rovers.

Rhodes scored 85 goals for Blackburn after notching 87 for Town, who bought him for £400,000 from Ipswich Town in 2009.

Now the Scotland international is relishing his step up to the top flight with the Teessiders.

“It’s hard to put it into words. It’s a childhood dream of mine,” said the player who won promotion from League I with Town four years ago.

“Before the season even starts, I’m looking forward to getting the Panini sticker book, finding my picture and sticking it in, all of those things that you dream about when you’re six years old going to school!

“The whole season is going to be a bit surreal and if I can play a few games, that will just be all of my lifelong dreams come true.

“It will be fantastic going to the big stadiums and playing against some of the best players in the world.

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“The normality of playing the Premier League will be something that for me personally, I won’t take for granted because I’ve always dreamt about it.”

Boro, who went up alongside Burnley and play-off winners Hull City, last played in the Premier League in 2008.