FRIENDLY CANARIES SUCH A TONIC – RHODES

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Tom Black­ett

Rhodes is en­joy­ing a new lease of life at Norwich.

Rhodes, who signed for the Canaries on a sea­son-long loan from Sh­effield Wed­nes­day in July, has set­tled in well at Car­row Road, scor­ing both goals in the 2-1 win against As­ton Villa.

Fol­low­ing the mid­week Villa clash, he said: “Ev­ery­body is keen to just muck in and do the hard yards. With that at­ti­tude and men­tal­ity, that never-say-die at­ti­tude, it puts you in good stead.

“When I go into the dress­ing room, I feel like I can talk to ev­ery­body in there about any­thing. We all have mu­tual ground on at least some­thing.

“It’s hard to ex­plain but I have found that it’s not al­ways like that in dress­ing rooms around the coun­try and there are cer­tain peo­ple you try to avoid.

“It’s not like that here. There’s a real warm feel­ing and it’s a ter­rific foot­ball club – that’s right from the di­rec­tors and ev­ery­one on the board down­wards.

“You can just talk to any­one around the train­ing ground and I’m re­ally lov­ing be­ing here at the mo­ment.”

Head coach Daniel Farke praised the for­ward, say­ing: “I am pretty happy for him be­cause no-one de­serves to be the hero more than Jordan.

“Of course the team is the hero, but he de­serves the head­lines and he will han­dle it.

“I am happy for Jordan. From the first day he walked in I ap­pre­ci­ated be­ing able to work with him. It is a real plea­sure for me.

“Even in the times when he had to wait a bit on the bench he was al­ways there with so much sup­port and so much com­mit­ment to­wards what we are do­ing.”

HAPPY: Jordan Rhodes

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