Rhodes sees his future at Town

ALTHOUGH Jordan Rhodes is banging in goals for fun at Brentford he sees his longer term future back at Ipswich Town.Rhodes has hit six goals in seven games for the League Two title challengers and is looking to add to that tally for the Bees against Bhury today after extending his loan spell by another couple of months last week.

Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

ALTHOUGH Jordan Rhodes is banging in goals for fun at Brentford he sees his longer term future back at Ipswich Town.

Rhodes has hit six goals in seven games for the League Two title challengers and is looking to add to that tally for the Bees against Bhury today after extending his loan spell by another couple of months last week.


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But he is not tempted to stay at Griffin Park long term and hopes he can force his way into manager Jim Magilton's plans.

Rhodes said: “I definitely see my future at Ipswich. My aim is to do my best at Brentford and then come back to Portman Road for the end of the season.

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"I want to get a good pre-season in me and hopefully look to kick on at the start of next season and push for a place."

In the meantime the 19-year-old is looking to improve his game even more with Brentford.

He added: “There are some top-class strikers at Ipswich and experienced players.

"The manager and coaching staff felt it would be better for me to go and play first-team football lower down than play in the reserves here. It's all good experience for me and part of my education and I feel I am learning all the time.”

Another player looking to get a game on loan is Shane Supple and Town boss Jim Magilton has confirmed that the back up keeper is expected to join Grimsby next week.

First Town have to bring in an experienced number two as cover for Richard Wright.

Magilton said: “Grimsby are keen to take Shane and we are hoping it can all be confirmed some time next week.

“It's the hardest position in the squad, understudy keeper, and the lad is desperate to play games, so we've been trying to get him out on loan for a few weeks.

"But we can't let Shane go until we have tied up a keeper as cover for Richard Wright and I'm confident we will be able to confirm that next week."

Supple has made just one Blues appearance this season, in the League Cup win over Leyton Orient in August. Last year he had a loan spell with SPL side Falkirk.

derek.davis@eadt.co.uk

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