Sheffield United take on Crystal Palace today in a game which gives them the best hope of adding to their total of Premier League points.
United sit on a lowly 17 points this season but will want to finish the season well under Paul Heckingbottom. Last weekend’s loss at Spurs will need to be forgotten about quickly.
Under Chris Wilder, the Blades did the double over Palace last term. A John Lundstram goal at Bramall Lane settled proceedings while a scruffy winner at Selhurst Park marked Sander Berge’s debut for the club.
And looking ahead to today’s fixture, it seems like Heckingbottom could be about to give another youngster his chance.
A quick glance at the official Sheffield United Facebook page today shows the players arriving. Among them, is youngster Daniel Jebbison.
The striker has been impressive at youth level this season and has been a regular goalscorer among the 18s and under-23s. His inclusion today – likely from the bench – marks another youngster being given a chance. Jebbison will follow the likes of Frankie Maguire, Iliman Ndiaye, and Zak Brunt in being given opportunities around the first XI.
Who is Sheffield United youngster Daniel Jebbison?
Jebbison is a teenager striker who has been making waves in the youth sides at Sheffield United. Known well to Paul Heckingbottom, his goals have obviously not gone unnoticed this season.
The striker has already represented England at under-18 level after making his international debut against Wales in March. Jebbison helped the Young Lions to a 2-0 win that day.
Jebbison already has experience of scoring at Bramall Lane. His latest striker coming courtesy of a fine volley in the win over Bristol City last month.
So with the likes of Billy Sharp and Oli McBurnie out, and Rhian Brewster and Oliver Burke struggling for goals, Jebbison might just get a run out this afternoon against Palace.