In a year of almost unremitting gloom at Blackburn, Rhodes has been the one shining light.
His equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Blackpool on Good Friday was Rhodes' 22nd for the club he joined in August for a club record £8million.
Add in the two he got before leaving Huddersfield and Rhodes is up to third in the Championship top scorers chart.
He still has eight games to go and needs to keep finding the net if Rovers are not to get sucked into a relegation scrap, just a year after exiting the Premier League.
Mild-mannered Rhodes is determined to help but if he doesn't get another goal, he would regard the campaign as a personal success.
"I have been delighted with my goals return this year," said the Scotland international.
"My aim was a goal every two games and I have already surpassed that.
"Strikers love scoring goals and it is fantastic to be on 24 goals with eight games remaining. Now I just want to remain upbeat, keep a smile on my face and get on with things."