Younger Rhodes also in the spotlight

IT is not just Jordan Rhodes who has been in the spotlight for Ipswich Town this week.While the 18-year-old was notching his first senior goal in the Blues' 1-1 draw at home to Cardiff City on Wednesday, younger brother Lewis was making his Town Under-18 debut the previous day.

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IT is not just Jordan Rhodes who has been in the spotlight for Ipswich Town this week.

While the 18-year-old was notching his first senior goal in the Blues' 1-1 draw at home to Cardiff City on Wednesday, younger brother Lewis was making his Town Under-18 debut the previous day.

Because of an injury to Academy trainee Lewis Ward, young Rhodes was called into the Ipswich team that lost 6-4 to Chelsea.


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And the 16-year-old, who plays most weekends for Woodbridge Town at youth or reserve level, did enough to retain his place for tomorrow's Under-18 match against Tottenham.

Dad Andy is the Ipswich Town goalkeeping coach and along with mum Linda is a very proud parent this week.

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“Lewis is 6'3” and he is serious about his goalkeeping,” said Rhodes senior. “He was signed on special forms to play for Ipswich.

“But it is cricket and golf that he really concentrates on, and he plays his cricket for Kesgrave.

“I think he was a little disappointed at a couple of goals Chelsea, but he received good reports for his display.”

Lewis, who attends Kesgrave School, and Jordan are not the only sporting youngsters in the family.

Sister Elinor is ten-years-old and won a gymnastic bronze in the recent nationals. She trains at the Pipers Vale Gymnastic club in Ipswich.

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