Jordan Rhodes can bring ‘special instinct’ to add new dimension to Huddersfield Town offense
Carlos Corberan believes Jordan Rhodes has a “special instinct” that could serve his Terrier team well when they return from injury.
the Town of Huddersfield The striker is set to return to the first team for a visit to Coventry City on Saturday midday after a four-month absence due to a back injury.
Corberan had Danny Ward, Fraizer Campbell and Mipo Odubeko as options at the center-forward in Rhodes absence, with Ward generally being the preferred starter.
All three were used against Barnsley last weekend, with Ward starting just behind Campbell before Odubeko replaced the latter ten minutes after the break.
And when asked what Rhodes would bring that might be different from the other options, the head coach said: “Every striker we have at the club for me is a little different.
“Danny Ward, perhaps, is a striker who dominates all aspects of an attacker in terms of streaking and falling in the game, in terms of options for making moves behind, in terms of being in the back. surface and around the surface when we cross, and helping the team defend well.
“Campbell is a forward whose strengths are always his sacrifices for the team. He’s a striker who can let go, he can make moves behind – for me he’s very smart to do moves behind – but his spirit, his dedication communicates how he lives his job.
“He lives everything with a level of intensity and passion [that is so] high. That’s why his contribution … you always feel when you have Campbell on the court. It’s hard to see a game where he’s on the pitch and he doesn’t make you feel like he’s on the pitch.
“I think Mipo is a very talented player with a very good level of finish but he needed to adapt to the Championship level or the type of opponents to have an impact and show his [qualities].
“Sometimes the player has [qualities] but they must find a way to show these [qualities] in the field. For me it has all the [qualities] to be successful in this league, but it is true that as a young player with no league experience he needed time to adapt where he can [show his qualities] on the football field in matches.
“Rhodes is totally different because he is a player with a lot of experience in the league. He has the experience to know some of the resources that a striker needs to have.
“For me, I understand Rhodes is a player who inside the box, on any division ball, has a special instinct to complete attacks and create and score goals.
“That’s why I told you that everyone is a very good striker and everyone gives us very good possibilities, but it’s true that each of the four strikers we have … it’s different with each.
“So that means you can make the decision to play with two forwards like we did last week with Campbell and Ward, or what exactly we do tomorrow from the start or during the game…”
“Because everyone is different, they can also play together. “