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