Great article Tuckster and I agree 100% with all you've said. Rhodes is as good as we could have hoped for. We all wanted someone proven at this level and as you say, you won't find anyone more proven for this price range than Rhodes. I hope we have an option to buy should it work out well.
I think he still has a future ahead of him here, remember that he’s still only 20, so an SPL Loan should do him the world of good. The model of loaning young players out until they are ready is sensible and continues here.
'I can’t predict anything. I am not a magician. I can not see into the future, but a player like Nelson with quality and potential, it is quite normal he will be linked with other clubs. We will just see what happens. We had several players who have not been involved so far either because they have some injury problems or like Nelson, they arrived a little bit late. He was nearly one week late. We have many strikers for this moment in pre-season and we want to focus on introducing players like Jordan Rhodes and Teemu Pukki. For us, it is also important to give these guys minutes on the pitch.'
More focus on new players, we have a lot of players in oli's position and it is important to give games to new players - sounds ominous for Mr Oliveira.
'You can’t have enough quality strikers on this level. If you look at Lincoln we started with two strikers and brought the third one on. I am not too concerned to have too much quality in this area.'
All last season we were saying we need more than two forwards and it sounded like we didn't as we only play one up top and now it is the other way round.