A lot was made of the decision by Sheffield United to send Daniel Jebbison out on loan to Burton Albion this season. The Blades youngster had made quite the impression last term, with many backing him to shine this year.
But new manager Slavisa Jokanovic decided that a move to League One was the best thing for Jebbison. A link up with Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink should, on paper, do ‘Jebbo’ the world of good. Their big problem, coincidentally, has been scoring goals. Burton have just the seven.
“I’m not too concerned as I think the goals will come and we have created a lot of chances but, at the moment, we aren’t scoring enough. We need to do better,” Hasselbaink said.
“Daniel Jebbison missed two chances but 99 percent he will start on Tuesday. We are learning how he plays, and he looked sharp and dangerous going into space.”
That will be music to Jebbison ears. The young striker has just 39 minutes to his name since he made the move to the Pirelli.
Daniel Jebbison ready to make an impact
The striker will be chomping at the bit to get going for the Brewers. He’ll have seen the chances being made and while he did miss a few himself, he’ll be confident of getting in on the act soon enough.
He showed how sharp he can be in his handful of performances for United last season. He’s also built for League One football and to do well at that level. Jebbison’s size, pace, and movement will make him a nightmare for League One defenders.
Hasselbaink is clearly ready to give him his chance. And Jebbison will be ready to seize it with both hands.
This is an important year for the United teenager. If he can grasp his moment, get a few goals, and prove himself to Hasselbaink, then the sky is the limit for him at Bramall Lane.