Date: 11th July 2018 at 8:00am
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Striker Jordan Rhodes finally completed his ‘on’ and ‘off’ switch to Norwich City yesterday evening. The Sheffield Wednesday forward flopped at Hillsborough and when you look at his goals to game return given what everyone knows he’s capable of, there is just no other way of painting the picture of his time with us.

It’s long been known that with Wednesday cutting financial cloth this summer Rhodes would be a casualty but it is only a season-long loan move that has been agreed with the Canaries – so it is only of limited help to manager Jos Luhukay as he looks to strengthen the side, but apparently every little helps.

The statement from the Owls does not state it will turn into a permanent deal next summer. Of course, he could be a roaring success for them and find his form and his scoring boots and we could be fighting clubs off come January but best to not get ahead of ourselves.

Having come in from Middlesbrough initially on loan, we turned that deal permanent the following summer but in 55 games the 28-year-old only scored ten goals.

Reactions to the news on social media was probably as you’d imagine, some fans believe we just didn’t set ourselves up to play to his strengths, others blame the player. The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle but we are left in the position of hoping for one of two outcomes now:

A – he flies and we get a bidding war.
B – he flies, returns to us and keeps his gear when back at Hillsborough.

 

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