Ewood Park

Next Game

Blackburn v Wolves

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Clark wary of Rhodes threat

Birmingham boss Lee Clark is all too aware of the threat Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes will pose his side this weekend.

Last Updated: 09/11/12 at 13:34 Post Comment

Jordan Rhodes: Played under Clark at Huddersfield

Jordan Rhodes: Played under Clark at Huddersfield

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Clark, then in charge of Huddersfield, signed Rhodes from Ipswich in the summer of 2009 and never looked back as the prolific marksman went on to become one of the most feared strikers outside the Premier League.

Clark, now with the Blues, must work out how to stop him on Saturday as he takes his side to Ewood Park to face Blackburn, for whom Rhodes has already found the net six times since his summer switch from Huddersfield for a fee worth up to £8million.

"You couldn't wish it on a nicer lad," Clark said. "He's one of the best pros I have come across. He is so humble, so polite. But you give him half a sniff and he's ruthless.

"I still keep in touch with him now. If that lottery ticket had come in maybe I might have persuaded him to come down here!

"We have to be right at it to make sure he doesn't produce because he's one of those strikers who, in a game of 94, 95 minutes, has been anonymous but then goes and scores a goal that wins your team the game. He has done that on many occasions for me. I have seen him do it for Blackburn already. We have to be well aware of what he is about."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Leicester agree club-record fee for Charles Aranguiz

Leicester are discussing terms with Chile midfielder Charles Aranguiz after agreeing a club-record £10.5m fee with Internacional.

Andre Pirlo backs Liverpool's Mario Balotelli to prove his potential

Andrea Pirlo thinks Mario Balotelli can still be one of the "top forwards in Europe" despite his struggles at Liverpool.

Liverpool beat HJK, Villa draw at Forest and Leeds see off Everton

Liverpool beat HJK, Aston Villa drew 3-3 at Nottingham Forest, while Leeds beat Everton 2-0 and Newcastle lost at home on Saturday.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company