Huddersfield Town confident of Jordan Rhodes stay

Jordan Rhodes

Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle has reiterated the club's intention to keep hold of striker Jordan Rhodes.

Rhodes, 22, scored 40 goals in all competitions last season and has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs this summer.

"There's lots of clubs interested in him but I think it makes sense for him to stay here," he told BBC Radio Leeds.

"I'm very confident he'll be with us at the start of the season. Every player has their price but Jordan is special."

He added: "Jordan's a good lad, he's a very important player to us and we'll do everything we can to keep hold of him."

The Terriers secured promotion back to the Championship after a 12-year absence by beating Sheffield United on penalties in the League One play-off final.

Despite bringing in six new players this summer Hoyle is adamant that the club's main aim this campaign is simply to retain their second tier status.

"I think anything above fourth bottom is acceptable," he continued.

"People talk about Norwich and Southampton going straight through but I think that is a very big ask for us. We were one of the biggest teams in League One but we're one of the smaller clubs at this level.

"That's not to say that we can't do very well this season and ride the wave of optimism but as long as we finish outside the relegation zone then that'll be good enough for me this year."

Hoyle, who was talking at the launch of the Huddersfield Town foundation, also confirmed the club are no longer looking to re-sign full-back Lee Peltier from Leicester City.

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