Brian Deane has said it’s time for the likes of Daniel Jebbison to step up to the plate to help Sheffield United get back to winning ways.
Jebbison was given his second start at Millwall in a matter of weeks yesterday. But after impressing in the FA Cup and scoring, he was largely anonymous against the Lions this weekend.
The young striker missed a golden chance when played through by Oli McBurnie. He was then replaced by Paul Heckingbottom, having had little other effect on the game.
And speaking to SUTV, United legend Brian Deane believes it’s time Jebbison stepped up and took the pressure off Ndiaye, who Deane believes has carried United this season.
“The forwards for me, I think we need our forwards firing. And that’s from Jebbison right through. We can’t turn round and say he’s a young man anymore because, we can see he has ability but he needs to unlock that for himself. Then we’ve got the other players in there, we’ve got experience,” Deane said.
“Ndiaye has carried us a lot going forward up to now. And it’s up to everyone else to step up and get involved now.”
Sheffield United News View: Jebbison still not ready for Championship football
It’s probably not his fault but the fact is that Daniel Jebbison is still some way off becoming a regular for a Championship side.
Ultimately, had we had the options in the squad, another loan spell would have been ideal for Jebbo right now.
It’s not to knock him, at all. Jebbison tries hard, puts in a shift and for a teenager, is doing well. But United need more than that and Deane is right to question him really.
Ndiaye has carried the front line this term. McBurnie has also done well. But with games now becoming bigger and more important, others do need to contribute. With Billy Sharp hopefully back for Watford and Rhian Brewster nearing a return, Jebbison might well find himself out of the squad entirely soon.