Middlesbrough and Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes discusses one of his main ambitions

Jordan Rhodes of Blackburn Rovers

The 26-year-old recently joined the Championship leaders from Blackburn during the January transfer window.

Middlesbrough striker Jordan Rhodes has explained that one of his main ambitions is to become a regular in the Scotland national team, the Evening Times reports.

Despite scoring well over 150 league goals during his career, the 26-year-old is yet to really make his mark on the international scene, having so far earned just 13 caps for his country. And Rhodes has suggested that forcing Gordon Strachan to have no choice but to continually select him is a goal he is working towards.

"That's the ambition, I'd love to be Scotland's main striker one day but whether it will happen, who knows," he said, as reported by the Evening Times.

"I'll just keep working as hard as I can to warrant that recognition in the future."

With the likes of Steven Fletcher and Steven Naismith seemingly ahead of Rhodes in the pecking order, it appears that the former Huddersfield Town forward may need to be playing in the Premier League if he wishes to really stake a claim for a regular place in the national side. Luckily for Rhodes, the opportunity to play at the highest level may not be too far away.

Having completed a £9m move to the Riverside Stadium during the recent window (via Evening Times), the striker has moved from a side languishing in the bottom half of the Championship and joined a team battling for promotion.

And it was his late equaliser against MK Dons that sent Aitor Karanka's men back to the top of the table, and if he can fire his new club to the top flight, Strachan will surely have little choice but to give Rhodes the opportunity to add to his three international goals.

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