Jordan Rhodes believes he can still get back to the goalscoring form that three times saw him reach the magical mark of 20 in Rovers colours.

Rhodes has started just twice for Sheffield Wednesday this season, and has managed just nine goals in 53 appearances since his £8m move to the Owls in 2017.

That was the same fee Rovers spent on Rhodes after relegation from the Premier League in 2012, scoring 85 goals in all competitions before his switch to Middlesbrough in February 2016.

He spent just a year with Boro after failing to hold down a regular starting place, scoring nine times, and that has been the case of late for the 30-year-old who struggled to get any game-time under previous boss Garry Monk.

With Tony Pulis now at the Hillsborough helm, Rhodes is eyeing a change of fortunes, and believes he can still replicate his Rovers form.

“I'd like to think I could get back to that,” he told the Yorkshire Post. “If I didn't think I could do that I would retire tomorrow.

“Nothing's changed in my beliefs, in me as a character and a footballer. I know that if I'm given the chance I can be that 20-goal-a-season striker so I'll try and do the best I can for the team to be on a team that wins more often than not.”

Rhodes’ lack of game-time has been a mystery to some Wednesday fans, not least given their lack of striking options following the departure of last season’s top scorer Steven Fletcher.

He was one of a number of the club’s bigger earners who didn’t see their contracts renewed, and Rhodes, into the final year of his deal, still holds hope of an extended future at the club.

“I'm here and I'm contracted and it's about the here and the now,” he said.

“We've got a new manager in place and it's up to me and everybody else to try and impress.

“I want to be here. I've worked really hard to get here and I've got a fond connection to Sheffield Wednesday as well so I'm desperate to do well.

“The only way I'm going to get another contract with Sheffield Wednesday is by doing the business, scoring goals and playing in a team that's winning I know so that's the long-term aim but the short-term aim is to get in the team and do well. I've got to work as hard as I can to get into the team first and foremost and be a valuable team member.”