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Opinion: The 2017 signing who can have a big say in helping Sheffield Wednesday avoid relegation

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Despite earning just one win in their last five games under new manager Darren Moore, the Owls have put together two strong back-to-back performances against Huddersfield and high-flying Barnsley to earn four points.

It’s certainly not been all sun and roses since Moore took charge of Wednesday but an upturn in form could be around the corner, especially if star striker Jordan Rhodes can continue his impressive form in front of goal.

The Scottish international has scored three goals in his last three games including a brace last time out to earn his side all three points against a Barnsley team, who were previously on a 12-game unbeaten run in the league.

Rhodes’ brilliant form has seen himself named Wednesday’s March Player of the Month, an accolade that he will hope is just a sign of things to come at the club.

Despite some recent strong results Wednesday still sit six points adrift from safety and with their next two fixtures including Watford, who are looking to gain automatic promotion back to the Premier League, and Cardiff, who look totally transformed under the new guidance of Mick McCarthy, it’s going to be no easy job trying to lift themselves out of danger.

Most of Moore’s side’s issues have come in front of goal with the team scoring just 28 goals in their 37 league games, only Wycombe who sit dead last have a worse record than that of The Owls.

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With just eight games remaining in the Championship season, Moore and his side will be looking to pick up at least 12 points to give themselves any sort of fighting chance and the goals of Jordan Rhodes are going to be key in contributing towards this challenging target.

Rhodes has struggled for regular playing time in this Wednesday side this season after clearly being out of favour with former manager Tony Pulis.

Scottish team-mate Callum Paterson was the man keeping Rhodes out of the starting line-up despite only scoring six goals himself in the league.

However, since being given his chance in the limelight Rhodes hasn’t looked back.

His all-round display last time out against Barnsley indicated to everyone just what a talent he still is.

Some might be wondering why he wasn’t given a chance earlier on in the season to help Wednesday avoid this mess.

If Moore and his side can keep it tight at the back in the remaining games and Rhodes continues his great form in front of goal, they do stand a fighting chance of surviving.

]Of course, it’s going to take one huge effort and some teams around them slipping up but they must take huge confidence from their victory away at Barnsley last time out.

They now have a hungry striker in front of goal, and we all know that a Championship dog fight is never straight forward.


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