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‘Made the difference on Saturday’ – Plenty of Sheffield Wednesday fans debate inclusion of returning striker

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Sheffield Wednesday have only managed to score more than two goals in a game on two occasions so far this term, but given the quality of goalscorers they have among their ranks some may find this surprising. 

Striker Jordan Rhodes made only his fifth league appearance for the Owls in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Brentford but has yet to find the back of the net for the club so far this term.

Rhodes has an impressive 105 goals in 279 Championship appearances but has only managed ten in 62 for the Hillsborough outfit.

Wednesday are the second lowest scorers in the Championship top-six with 28 goals so far this term and should a player of Rhodes’ stature rediscover his goal-scoring form they would be among the favourites to secure a top-six finish.

Rhodes makes up an experienced attacking line for Wednesday with the likes of Fernando Forestieri, Steven Fletcher and Atdhe Nuhiu in Garry Monk’s ranks.

The 29-year-old replaced Nuhiu at half-time in Wednesday’s victory over Brentford and his second-half performance has divided some of the Owls’ fanbase.

Rhodes’ cameo on Saturday posed the question in a Wednesday supporters group on Facebook that on whether Rhodes could get back to his ‘lethal best’ in partnering Steven Fletcher up top.

The question sparked a number of suggestions and answers with Wednesday fans seemingly split over whether Rhodes should be considered as a potential partner for Fletcher in the Owls’ attack.

Here we take a look at some of the best reactions on Facebook

Jon Armitage: “Not a chance, let’s face it he has had plenty of opportunities to prove himself.”

Wesley Marples: “Doesn’t play regularly enough, he was brilliant at Huddersfield and Blackburn. Can’t seeing him being back to that level.”

Finlay Derbyshire: “Yes definitely, he certainly helped the front line on Saturday.”

Jamie Booth: “He had a good game on Saturday upfront with Fletcher, he needs a run in the team.”

Andy Sutton: “No, didn’t really think he made an impact on Saturday, although Monk said he did on the radio.”

Lynda Priestley: “Was good when he came on last week – stretched the game and created lots of space. Maybe he has matured into a different kind of player.”

Nathan Gore: “With how we play he will get plenty of chances so no excuse if he doesn’t score.”

Dave Schofield: “Never looked like a player since we signed him. If he doesn’t score he offers nothing and let’s be honest – he doesn’t score.”

Jonathan Walker: “Made the difference on Saturday.”

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