Sheffield United manager, Chris Wilder, has taken the time out to praise both Oli McBurnie and Callum Robinson.
The summer signings have been out of the first XI of late. This is, in the main, thanks to the excellent form of both David McGoldrick and Lys Mousset.
Both strikers were club-record buys at the time of their arrivals in the summer. Robinson arrived from Preston, while McBurnie sealed a mega-money move from Swansea City later in the window.
The pair have played their part this season as United have climbed to sixth in the table. Indeed, Robinson scored and set one up at Chelsea, while McBurnie has two goals, including the equaliser against Man United last weekend, again, set up by ‘Robbo’.
And now, speaking ahead of the Blades’ trip to Wolves at the weekend, Chris Wilder has praised the attitude and performances of both players. When asked about McBurnie’s chances of getting the nod, Wilder replied:
“He’s knocking on the door. It’s difficult but those boys are really pushing,”
“The performances of the likes of Jags shows how you’ve got to keep your standards. The performances of Oli and Callum are keeping Lys and David honest, as is Billy Sharp. You’ve got to do well to get into that team and do well to stay in that team,” Wilder added. (BBC Radio Sheffield).
Why it’s so important to have McBurnie and Robinson ready to go
December is a manic month of football and everyone will need to play their part. As fixtures begin to pile up and injury and suspensions kick in, it’s vital those out of the first XI are ready to go when needed.
McBurnie and Robinson are doing just that at the moment. McBurnie’s impact was massive last weekend in that he got the goal. However, Robinson did well too and his assist for McBurnie shouldn’t be underestimated in terms of the ability it took.
Chris Wilder often bangs the drum about this sort of thing. He’s also insisted today that pair need time, as do Ben Osborn and Luke Freeman, after being brought in from the Championship.
Robinson and McBurnie, then, will be buoyed by getting such positive comments from Chris Wilder.
The Blades and Wilder were handed a boost earlier in the day when he confirmed both John Egan and Lys Mousset are fully fit for the trip to Wolves.