Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore has praised the duo of Jordan Rhodes and Josh Windass for forming a successful partnership since he arrived at Hillsborough last month.
The Owls have struggled for a regular supply of goals all season, with the attacking options being chopped and changed on a regular basis.
Callum Paterson took up the role as a lone striker for a lot of the season, whilst Jack Marriott was expected to be amongst the goals after arriving from Derby County but has spent much of the campaign on the sidelines.
However Moore has relied on a new partnership and that is combining Windass and Rhodes together.
Rhodes had already come back into a little bit of scoring form before Moore’s arrival at the beginning of March, with two goals in February under Neil Thompson’s caretaker management.
Four goals in his last five outings though has seen the Rhodes of old come out to play, and playing alongside a hard worker in Windass has only helped bring the best out of him.
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Moore has revealed that he had an idea from the get-go that the two could form a prolific partnership – and he’s been proven right.
“It’s been about coming in here, players have got their preferred positions but you are always looking at different dynamics, partnerships of players,” Moore said, per the club’s official Twitter account.
I felt Josh Windass and Jordan Rhodes would complement each other and long may it continue.”
It may have taken a few games to get the tactics right, but Moore’s decision to partner Rhodes and Windass together is paying off now.
With Callum Paterson in support of the duo as well, the Owls look very dangerous going forward and despite their lowly position in the table they represent a real threat to any opposition.
Rhodes may not be the player he once was, but he’s proving that he’s still got goals left in the tank and Moore may be the man to get the best out of him – if he stays beyond the end of the season.