Jordan’s next goal is to be a Scot hotshot
JORDAN RHODES has brushed off speculation about his future as he eyes his first Scotland start.
Celtic have rejoined the race for the £6millionrated Huddersfield hotshot, who has been the subject of two failed bids from Blackburn.
West Ham, Everton, Fulham and Stoke are also monitoring the prolific 23-year-old, whose stunning 40-goal haul fired the Terriers to promotion in May.
But the level-headed Oldham-born striker – who qualifies for Scotland through his dad, former St Johnstone keeper Andy Rhodes – is keen to play down transfer talk and instead concentrate on making the big step up to international football against Australia at Easter Road tonight.
Asked about the mounting interest in him, Rhodes insisted: “It’s something I haven’t really thought about.
“All I’m concentrating on is doing my best for Scotland, if selected.
“I’m here to give it my best shot, work as hard as I can and learn from the other lads in the squad.”
Rhodes made his full international debut as a sub against Cyprus last season.
That was his reward for hitting eight goals in eight games for the Scots’ Under-21s.
He is preparing for two games in 48 hours as Huddersfield kick off their Championship campaign at Cardiff on Friday night.
“As soon as we’re finished with the Australia game, I’ll turn my attention to Cardiff,” said Rhodes.
The striker gets his chance after Graham Dorrans, Jamie Mackie, Phil Bardsley and James Forrest dropped out of Craig Levein’s squad through injury.
Veteran striker Kenny Miller was also excused international duty after recently joining up with MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps.
Scotland are keen to