JORDAN RHODES says completing his five-goal feat directly in front of Huddersfield Town’s travelling fans at Wycombe made the achievement even more memorable.
The Scotland ace, whose red-hot scoring streak (12 goals in five games) is the talk of football, took his Town tally to 27 for the season as Lee Clark’s side won 6-0 at Wycombe on Friday night to go third in League I.
“The fans have been terrific every since I came to the club and it was a pleasure to be able to celebrate right in front of them,” said Rhodes, signed from Ipswich in July 2009.
“To have so many present so far away on a Friday night when it’s just after Christmas and the game is live on TV speaks volumes.”
While the Football League record for goals in a game is 10 by Luton’s Joe Payne against Bristol Rovers in 1936, feats like that of Rhodes, who scored four at Sheffield Wednesday last month, remain few and far between.
Only two Town players had done it previously, Dave Mangnall and Alf Lythgoe in 6-0 home wins over Derby in 1931 and Blackburn in 1935.
Rhodes’ spree certainly caught the eye of QPR star Joey Barton, who tweeted: “Wow. Jordan Rhodes five goals. Great movement and knows where the onion bag is.”