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Carlos Carvalhal issues surprising praise to struggling Sheffield Wednesday player

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Sheffield Wednesday’s poor run continued on Saturday as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Barnsley.

It also extended Jordan Rhodes’ dismal season, that has stretched to 11 games without a league goal.

In fairness to the Scotland international, he has made the vast majority of those appearances as a sub, but you can’t get away from the fact he has not delivered since his move to Hillsborough.

However, boss Carlos Carvalhal is confident that one goal could change everything for Rhodes’ Wednesday career.

Strikers live on goal and when they don’t score, it looks like everything is negative. When a good player scores a goal, they play with more confidence and the fans start talking about good things and the mood can change completely,” he told the Sheffield Star.

The Portuguese manager was also pleased with the ex-Blackburn man’s contribution this weekend. “Jordan is involved in the games and did well against Barnsley. He made an impact on the game.”

We will wait and see if that can get him a start ahead of Steven Fletcher and Gary Hooper who have both struggled in recent weeks.

The Verdict

Jordan Rhodes has spectacularly underperformed at Hillsborough, but there’s still time to put things right.

Whether Carvalhal believes what he is saying is another matter, but the support for Rhodes must be appreciated by the striker considering the run he is on.

Such a statement suggests that Rhodes might get a rare start tonight and if he does he will have to put on a display to justify his manager’s praise.

What do you think Wednesday fans? Should Rhodes play? Will one goal start a run? Let us know in the comments below.


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