Terriers 'don't need to sell'

Huddersfield aim to keep Rhodes and Smithies

Rhodes: Attracting interest

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Huddersfield have dismissed suggestions they could be tempted to sell their best young players.

Jordan Rhodes has earned rave reviews for his performances during the early part of the season and the teenage striker scored a hat-trick against Exeter on Saturday.

Stoke and Wolves are understood to be interested in Rhodes, while 19-year-old goalkeeper Alex Smithies is also reported to have Premier League admirers.

However, both men are contracted to the Terriers until 2013 and chief executive Nigel Clibbens insists they will not be going anywhere.

"We are not your usual League One club - we have a different approach," Clibbens told the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

"Led by (chairman) Dean Hoyle, we are focused on the long term, recruiting and developing talented young players and creating an environment that gives them the best chance of success.

"We are investing heavily in developing all aspects of the club and moving it forward. Selling our best players for short-term profit is not part of the plan.

"Money is not a motivation for Dean, in any shape or form. He is not involved for personal financial gain, he is successful enough in his own business!"

Reports have claimed that Huddersfield may be offered around £2million for Rhodes but manager Lee Clark fully expects the club to reject any bids.

"There is no price on Jordan's head. I don't have to worry about him being sold because we have a very wealthy owner," Clark told the Green'Un.

"But I realise people who score goals regularly can become very valuable."