Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has said he has no intention of either recalling or selling Rhys Norrington-Davies in the near future.
Norrington-Davies, 21, has been in fine form for Luton Town this season, where he is spending a loan spell away from Bramall Lane.
That form has seen him earn international recognition with Wales and he’s impressed Ryan Giggs along the way, too. In addition, his form has also caught the eye of onlooking clubs, with the likes of West Brom and Burnley said to be keen on the left-back.
But with that interest apparently emerging and United struggling down the left, questions have come Wilder’s way about his young defender. However, the Blades boss has rebuffed any notion of selling or recalling his man.
“I am not looking to sell any of my young players. The situation here is that we are missing Jack O’Connell and I envisage that we bring in somebody with experience to fill that position in January and obviously at left wing-back we have Enda and Max Lowe as well.” (quotes via the Yorkshire Post)
“I have no intentions to recall him at all. It’s doing him no harm being at a good club with an excellent manager at both club level and international level.”
Norrington-Davies has made ten appearances for Luton this term and will be looking to make an impression at The Lane next summer if his form continues as is.
A huge plus point and a sensible take from Wilder
There is obviously a clamour to make our left-hand side that bit stronger but thrusting Norrtington-Davies into the action isn’t really the answer.
A season with Luton is what he needs. Playing regularly, making an impression, and improving week on week. It’s what loan spells are all about at the end of the day.
When he comes back, we’ll either have a good squad player on our hands to push both Lowe and Stevens, or we have a saleable asset that has emerged from the academy to bear fruit.