Rhodes happy to be given Scotland chance

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Jordan Rhodes was delighted to get a run out for Scotland

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Jordan Rhodes was delighted to get a run out for Scotland

Jordan Rhodes' excitement over making his competitive debut for Scotland overshadowed any disappointment over the failure to win their opening World Cup qualifier against Serbia.

The Blackburn striker was an 81st-minute substitute in the goalless Hampden draw and had few chances to show why Rovers paid Huddersfield £8million for his services last month.

The crowd were chanting the 22-year-old's name long before he came on but there was no frustration from Rhodes that he did not get longer.

"It was fantastic just to go out there," said Rhodes, who scored on his first Scotland start against Australia last month.

"It was a dream come true to go out there and step out in front of those fans at a World Cup campaign. It was very exciting and it doesn't get much more exciting than that."

Rhodes added: "It is always difficult as a sub to go on because you are never up to the pace of the game.

"I just tried to run about and give it my all and try to close their back four down and force them into little mistakes here and there, and maybe I did once or twice, and as a sub you try to do as best as I can."

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