JORDAN RHODES will be leading Huddersfield Town’s attack into the Championship if manager Simon Grayson has anything to do with it.
The 20-year-old marksman joins the full Scotland squad this weekend still linked with possible moves to Blackburn and Fulham.
The 40-goal marksman from last season led the attack in last night’s 2-0 defeat by Barcelona B last night as Town played their first home fixture since winning promotion in front of an impressive 7,951 crowd .
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Grayson, whose side open their campaign with a trip to Preston on Monday in the Capital One Cup, when Rhodes, Sean Scannell, Murray Wallace and Oliver Norwood are unavailable because of international call-ups, says Town’s stance on Rhodes hasn’t changed.
“We have stated all along we are not in a position where we have to sell Jordan,” said Grayson, who did not include latest arrival Anthony Gerrard last night.
“Nobody has come near our valuation of him at this moment in time, although you never say never in football.
“We have a chairman (Dean Hoyle), though, who is reluctant to do business on him (Rhodes), and Jordan probably needs another year in the Championship, developing like he has over the past couple of years.
“Every player, I suppose, has a price, as has been proven in the past with Ronaldo, Beckham and the like, whoever it may be, but no-one has come near our valuation of him.”
Grayson confirmed he expects Rhodes and the other internationals to return in time to figure at Cardiff a week tomorrow in the League opener.
One player not expected to be there is Antony Kay, who could complete a move to MK Dons later today.