JORDAN RHODES became only the 15th player in Huddersfield Town’s history to score four or more goals in a match and smiled: “Doing it against Sheffield Wednesday makes it even more special.”
The Scotland Under 21 star’s dad Andy is the Owls goalkeeping coach and works day-to-day with on-loan Derby player Stephen Bywater, who had to pluck a last-gasp leveller out of the net as the Yorkshire rivals fought out a 4-4 draw in front of a bumper Hillsborough crowd of 28,600, which included more than 4,000 Town fans and was the biggest attendance of the season so far in League I.
Father and son embraced at the end of a memorable match and the Town ace, who can now boast four hat tricks for club and country and 25 goals in all this season, explained: “He just smiled and said ‘well done’.”
The Rhodes’ family home is in the Holme Valley and the 21-year-old added: “We were together in the build-up to the game, but it was never mentioned. I was more concerned with finding out what was on his Christmas list!”
As for the New Year and inevitable speculation about interest from higher-level clubs, Rhodes insisted: “I just focus on training and the next match and let other people talk.”
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