Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes reaping rewards for effort on training pitch

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press

Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes is reaping the benefits of his ‘outstanding’ dedication on the training pitch, according to Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer.

The Rovers marksman has been recalled to the international squad for the Euro 2016 clashes with Poland and Gibraltar after hitting a rich vein of form with the English Championship outfit.

(Pic: Daniel)
Rhodes will bid to transfer club form on to international scene (Pic: Daniel)

 

Rhodes took his tally to seven goals in five games at the weekend with a brace in the 2-0 victory over Ipswich and will be looking for the chance to add to his 13-caps in the crucial qualifiers.

Club manager Bowyer admits the 25-year-old is a consummate professional.

He said: “He’s reaping the rewards for all the hard work he does.

“When you consider that he missed bits of the season and pre-season as well, now he’s really firing.

“It is not a shock, the amount of work that he does on the training ground on his finishing, it is outstanding.

“The team is playing well and creating chances and there is nobody better to get on the end of them.

“Rightly so he’s going to get the plaudits for two goals again. The header is a fantastic header and he’s the calmest lad on the planet when it comes to taking penalties. He’s in a very good, rich vein of form.”

 

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