JORDAN RHODES is League I’s sharpest striker – official!
The 19-year-old Town ace chases his 12th goal of the season at Charlton with statistics showing that not only has he netted more times than any other player in the division – his goals per game ratio is also the tops.
His hat trick in last Saturday’s 4-0 home win over Exeter City means his 11 goals have come in 1,043 minutes on the pitch, an average of one every 95.
Excluding penalties, his ratio is way ahead of any other player in League I.
Gillingham’s Simeon Jackson is next best with a goal every 118 minutes while Southend United’s Lee Barnard has one every 128.
For Stockport County’s Carl Baker, it’s a goal every 113 minutes and for Leeds United star Jermaine Beckford, the figure is 152.
Town boss Lee Clark said of Rhodes, his summer signing from Ipswich Town who featured in the Press Association’s League I team of the week: “Strikers are judged on the goals they score, and at the moment, Jordan’s tally is excellent.
“But he gives a lot more to the team other than that. He works very hard for his teammates and he is improving all the time.”