SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Rhodes family at war for Owls’ big game

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WEDNESDAY goalkeeping coach Andy Rhodes is working against his record-breaking son, Jordan, in the Owls’ attempts to outdo promotion rivals Huddersfield tomorrow.

Rhodes senior watched his lad score a hat-trick at Leyton Orient on Tuesday and achieve a Terriers best of 36 league goals in a season. But the Owls member of staff was also there to compile a report on Huddersfield which will aid his club’s preparations for the big game.

Wednesday manager Dave Jones is not divulging what the report says, but he says: “I can assure everybody associated with this club that Andy has only one thought on his mind, which is three points for this club.

“He was going to go there (to Orient) anyway, to watch his son play, which is always nice for a father - I’ve had that feeling myself - and he was doing the reports for when we play Huddersfield.

“It’s about what we do as well. Because they have the top goalscorer, everyone gets carried away and forgets what others do; he can’t do it alone. He needs the support, the service.

“We aint doing too badly ourselves. So we are focusing on ourselves and the awareness that we can score goals and do damage. We’d be doing that no matter who we are playing.”

Jones also said: “If you start worrying about one player, then somebody else will pop up. So you look at them as a team.”

The Owls boss has been confirmed as League One Manager of the Month, after five wins and a draw since he took over.

A win tomorrow would take the club six points clear of Huddersfield. Jones said: “We’re not going there to sit back and let them show their array of attacking talent. We have to show ours.”