Huddersfield Town forward Jordan Rhodes joins Blackpool in Sky Bet League One
- Jordan Rhodes joins Blackpool on loan
- Striker to spend 2023/24 season in Sky Bet League One
- Comments from Neil Warnock and Mark Cartwright
We can confirm that Jordan Rhodes has today joined Sky Bet League One side Blackpool on loan for the remainder of the 2023/24 campaign.
The scorer of 97 Huddersfield Town goals across two separate spells with the Club, the forward returned to West Yorkshire in the summer of 2021 from Sheffield Wednesday as a free agent after leaving almost a decade earlier.
He first signed for the Club back in 2009 from Ipswich Town and enjoyed three incredibly prolific seasons up top as a Terrier before departing at the start of the 2012/13 campaign. Scoring a blistering 87 goals in just 148 appearances in that first spell, Rhodes then went on to play for Blackburn Rovers, Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich City before coming back to the place where he made his name.
Scoring a further 10 goals for Town in 59 appearances since his return - including the winner in our Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Final with Luton Town in 2022 - his record currently stands at 97 goals in 207 games.
Rhodes will now once again depart Huddersfield Town for Lancashire, joining Sky Bet League One side Blackpool for the remainder of the 2023/24 campaign.
Manager Neil Warnock commented:
“Jordan is one of the best characters you could ever wish to meet and a fantastic goalscorer on his day, I’ve really enjoyed getting to know him and working with him.
“With his desire to play more football and our search for a new striker, allowing him to move out on loan makes sense for all of us really, and I’m sure he’ll do brilliantly for Blackpool.
“Ward, Harratt and Hudlin are all good options up front with Koroma, Burgzorg and Jones all also capable of doing a job there too, but we are doing our best to add another number nine.”
Sporting Director Mark Cartwright added:
“Jordan is and will always be a Huddersfield Town legend, he’s earned that status over two great spells for the Club and deserves it.
“With that in mind, we wanted to do right by him and his desire to play as many games as possible at this stage of his career, and wish him the very best of luck with Blackpool in League One.
“We have great options in the final third with both senior players and younger pros all fighting for places, and we’ve made no secret of our desire to add to that forward line too – with Jordan departing on loan, that gives us more flexibility in that area of the pitch.”
Good luck with Blackpool, Jordan!