Huddersfield Town striker Jordan Rhodes has shrugged off the seven-point gap to tomorrow's top-of-the-table visitors Brighton (KO 3pm), insisting May is when the League One ladder matters most.
Gus Poyet's impressive league leaders could move well clear of Lee Clark's fifth-placed Terriers tomorrow, but a home win would slash that gap back down to four.
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Many pundits see the game as an early season six-pointer but not in the book of in-form striker Rhodes who was unaware such a gap even existed.
"I don't really look too much at the table each week," said Rhodes. "I didn't know there was a seven-point gap to be honest.
"I know they're at the top at the moment but we'll try not to read too much into it. And as long as Huddersfield are in and around there come May 7th, we'll just keep trying to do the best we can.
"If we can be near the top two come May 7th then that's the main thing and it's not too much about where we are now.It's about where we finish really."
The game appears certain to go ahead given the forecast and Town's under-soil heating – Rhodes and the Terriers set for their first outing since last month's 6-0 FA Cup stuffing of Macclesfield Town in which
Rhodes notched the opener.
Brighton were in action just two days ago with a 4-0 FA Cup win at non-league FC United and Rhodes is full of respect for the current summit dwellers.
"It's a big game and they're a team that has started very, very well in League One this year," he said.
"They've got a good manager in Gus Poyet and they made a good signing the other day in Chris Wood.
"They are a club that definitely want to go up and I'm sure they will.
"And after they won 4-0 on Wednesday might in the FA Cup, they'll be a team on a high.
"It will be up to us to stop them."