Rhodes happy with substitute role for Scotland

After impressing for the Tartan Army in their 1-1 draw with Macedonia, the Blackburn striker has said he is fortunate to be in the squad, and happy to be Kenny Miller's understudy
Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes has said he is happy with the role he is given under manager Craig Levein and that he is just glad to be a part of the national side.

Rhodes was brought on as a second half substitute for the second consecutive game as the Scots drew 1-1 with Macedonia, but he is happy to play second fiddle to Kenny Miller up front.

"I'm just very happy to be part of the squad," he told reporters.

"Eighteen months ago I never had any international recognition at any stage.

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"To think back to then and fast forward 18 months and for you guys to be sticking microphones in my face asking these questions all seems a little bit surreal.

"I'm just happy to be here and I'm enjoying every minute."

Rhodes was also keen to praise the Scotland fans for their calls for his introduction, and is keen to keep working hard for his country.

He added: "It's very flattering and it's a huge compliment to someone that's only 22-years-old and feel as if I've not really done too much in the game.

"I would have loved to have come on and rewarded them but it wasn't to be.

"I just tried to give my best and that's all you can do. I'll give it my best go and hopefully that will be good enough."