Town chief gives striker warning

13 October 2009 03:31
Rhodes was signed from Ipswich for an undisclosed fee in the summer and the 19-year-old has fired 11 goals in 14 matches this season, including his quickfire hat-trick - all headers - against Exeter on Saturday. Clibbens told the club's official website: "Anyone who has studied Town in the new era will quickly understand we're not your usual League One club - we're different and have a different approach. "Led by chairman Dean Hoyle we're focused on the long term - recruiting and developing talented young players and creating an environment that gives them the best chance of success." He added: "For many clubs, selling stars to raise cash in order to survive is a part of everyday life. This might be unusual in League One, but as a club we're now very fortunate to be in such a financially secure position that we no longer have to sell. We can and will look to the long term. "We look at things very commercially and having taken a business risk in investing in players, it's nonsense to compromise our plans to be successful by selling our best players when there's no footballing or financial reason to do so."

Source: Team_Talk