Chris Wilder says 'popular boy' Rhian Brewster has his backing, can't wait for his first goal
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Chris Wilder says 'popular boy' Rhian Brewster has his backing, can't wait for his first goal

Rhian Brewster came close once again to breaking his duck for Sheffield United and Chris Wilder admits he can’t wait for the moment.

Brewster was given the nod up front alongside Billy Sharp and watched on as his experienced partner set one up and finished a second to put Plymouth to the sword yesterday.

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For Brewster, it was a decent enough performance again. His attitude and overall play has looked better in recent weeks and he went close twice against Plymouth. First, a brilliantly struck long range effort was parried away, before he met a second half pull back well but once again saw his shot go too close to the ‘keeper.

But speaking after the game, Wilder is under no illusions about Brewster and admits the whole squad cannot wait for his first goal.


“He’s a popular boy, he’s a really good player. I see him day to day and know what he’s about and we’re all after that moment,” Wilder said.

“As soon as you see that moment in a red and white shirt there’ll be some lively scenes. He’s a good kid.”

Brewster has come under some unwanted pressure at times this season following his £20m move from Liverpool.

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However, Wilder has consistently defender his man and insists, over time, Brewster will be a good player for the Blades. On the last three games’ evidence, Wilder’s prediction is looking increasingly likely.

Brewster keeps improving, the goal will come

Young Rhian did little wrong yesterday and he was unlucky not to score.

He made a couple of good connections and his overall play was good too, as he tried to drop deep and link the play at times as well.

Brewster will be fine in red and white. Maybe the Premier League has come that bit early for him but he’s only 20 and in time, should prove a fine signing for the Blades, especially if we do drop down a division.

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