Jordan Rhodes is ready to hit the right notes at Norwich City

PUBLISHED: 20:37 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:03 18 July 2018

Jordan Rhodes is loving life at Norwich City 
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Jordan Rhodes is loving life at Norwich City Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

Jordan Rhodes is desperate to repay the faith shown in him by Norwich City fans.

Rhodes opened his goal account in Tuesday’s 2-1 friendly defeat to FC Union Berlin in Delbruck, following his season long loan move from Sheffield Wednesday.

The prolific striker’s former past as an Ipswich Town trainee was always likely to be highlighted but Rhodes insisted he has felt nothing but warmth from fans and new team mates.

Felix Passlack of Norwich and Grischa Promel of 1. FC Union Berlin in action during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
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17/07/2018Felix Passlack of Norwich and Grischa Promel of 1. FC Union Berlin in action during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

Social media clips earlier this week showed the Scotland international performing a Bon Jovi track as part of his initiation song and the forward admits he has already encountered a special vibe in Daniel Farke’s squad.

“Did the song get out? Not me finest minute,” he said. “Whether it is something like that, or a bit of fun, it all helps. You come to the hotel and during down time there is Mario carts, table tennis, cricket going off, there was a staff game on Monday. It feels like a really close community. I can’t really remember too many clubs that have had that closeness and that is all down to the owners, the coaching staff to build that bond. Not many football clubs have that.

Kenny McLean and Louis Thompson look on dejected as Union Berlin take the lead through Kenny Prince RedondoKenny McLean and Louis Thompson look on dejected as Union Berlin take the lead through Kenny Prince Redondo

“The fans have been fantastic to me.

“The ones who came to Lincoln were really nice to me and I am just hoping I can work hard on the pitch whenever I get a chance and reward fantastic loyalty they have shown me. If we can show a bit of passion and give what we can do, you can’t win them all, but with that fan base behind us it can only go one way.

Kenny Prince Redondo of 1. FC Union Berlin has a shot on goal during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
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17/07/2018Kenny Prince Redondo of 1. FC Union Berlin has a shot on goal during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

“It isn’t about individual accolades but it was nice to get off the mark as a striker. I couldn’t have been made more welcome. I have been here for eight days and I know a little bit about the lads now on a personal level. Everyone has made me feel so welcome.

“I can’t thank them enough for that. I am really looking forward to what should be an exciting year at Norwich. It is a top club.”

The Norwich players warm up before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
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17/07/2018The Norwich players warm up before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

The Norwich players warm up before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
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17/07/2018The Norwich players warm up before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

Christoph Zimmermann of Norwich in action during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
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17/07/2018Christoph Zimmermann of Norwich in action during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

Timm Klose captained City during Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Union Berlin in Delbruck 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesTimm Klose captained City during Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Union Berlin in Delbruck Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

City youngster Todd Cantwell had a chance to impressCity youngster Todd Cantwell had a chance to impress

Norwich Head Coach Daniel Farke before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
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17/07/2018Norwich Head Coach Daniel Farke before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

Kenny Prince Redondo of 1. FC Union Berlin and Kenny McLean of Norwich in action during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
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17/07/2018Kenny Prince Redondo of 1. FC Union Berlin and Kenny McLean of Norwich in action during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

Daniel Farke is keen to get his point across 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdDaniel Farke is keen to get his point across Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Kenny Prince Redondo of 1. FC Union Berlin and Kenny McLean of Norwich in action during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
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17/07/2018Kenny Prince Redondo of 1. FC Union Berlin and Kenny McLean of Norwich in action during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

Kenny McLean of Norwich in action during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
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17/07/2018Kenny McLean of Norwich in action during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

Kenny McLean of Norwich in action during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
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17/07/2018Kenny McLean of Norwich in action during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

The players shake hands before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
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17/07/2018The players shake hands before the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

Norwich City head coach Daniel Farke with FC Union Berlin boss Andre Hofschneider before the two sides clashed in a pre-season friendly Pictures: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesNorwich City head coach Daniel Farke with FC Union Berlin boss Andre Hofschneider before the two sides clashed in a pre-season friendly Pictures: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Jordan Rhodes of Norwich celebrates scoring his sides 1st goal during the Pre-season Friendly match at Hotel Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel
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17/07/2018Jordan Rhodes of Norwich celebrates scoring his sides 1st goal during the Pre-season Friendly match at Hotel Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

Jordan Rhodes of Norwich celebrates scoring his sides 1st goal during the Pre-season Friendly match at Hotel Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel
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17/07/2018Jordan Rhodes of Norwich celebrates scoring his sides 1st goal during the Pre-season Friendly match at Hotel Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

Jordan Rhodes scores his first goal in City colours following his season-long loan move from Sheffield WednesdayJordan Rhodes scores his first goal in City colours following his season-long loan move from Sheffield Wednesday

Rafal Gikiewicz of 1. FC Union Berlin saves at the feet of Teemu Pukki of Norwich during the Pre-season Friendly match at Hotel Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel
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17/07/2018Rafal Gikiewicz of 1. FC Union Berlin saves at the feet of Teemu Pukki of Norwich during the Pre-season Friendly match at Hotel Klosterpforte, Harsewinkel Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 17/07/2018

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