JORDAN RHODES is determined to make it a family promotion double.
Dad Andy, Sheffield Wednesday’s goalkeeping coach, is celebrating after the Owls clinched automatic promotion as League I runners-up by beating Wycombe 2-0 at Hillsborough.
Now the ace marksman, named Town’s Player of the Season in the wake of his side’s 2-0 home win over Yeovil, has his sights set on following his father to the Championship.
Town, who finished fourth in League I after Lee Novak and Danny Ward netted, head to MK Dons on Saturday (12.30) for the first leg of their play-off semi-final, with the second game taking place at the Galpharm a week tomorrow (7.45).
The winners will take on Sheffield United or Stevenage in the final at Wembley on Saturday, May 26 (3.00).
Rhodes, who is the country’s top marksman with 38 goals, said of Wednesday’s success: “They’ve done terrifically well.”
Of Town’s forthcoming games, he added: “It will be tough, but it’s up to us to get our preparation right and ensure we’re ready.”
Having been an unused substitute for the previous match at Walsall, Rhodes came off the bench against Yeovil, with manager Simon Grayson explaining: “I think he’ll benefit from the rest.”
Striker Alan Lee, optimistic of being fit for the play-offs after a knee problem, was named Media Player of the Year and James Burke took the Academy prize. Jack Hunt was Young Player of the Year.
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