Jack Robinson has sung the praises of Manchester City loanees Tommy Doyle and James McAtee after Sheffield United beat Cardiff.
The Blades came from behind to see off the Bluebirds in what ended up being a comfortable day at the office. Despite Cardiff causing a few problems, United had enough in the final third to see things through.
Key to that attacking play were the performances of Doyle and McAtee.
First, McAtee scored a fine solo goal to level things. Then Doyle delivered a fine ball in for Robinson himself to head in in front of the Kop.
And speaking to SUTV, Robinson was full of praise for the loan duo.
“You can see it. Since Tommy’s come back in he’s been fantastic. His confidence level is up there and you can see the way he’s playing in that role, him and Sander have got such a good relationship going,” Robinson said.
“I think it was at the start of the season when you look at Macca. He looks at that performance at Luton and he looks at it and thinks he was a yard off it. But he’s improved massively. And that’s down to those two, they’ve worked hard in training and now we’re reaping the rewards.”
Sheffield United News View: Doyle a must sign if promoted
In an ideal world, Sheffield United land both Doyle and McAtee next season if promoted. However, loan rules will stipulate that only one can arrive on a temporary basis.
However, if the takeover goes through and money is available to spend, then United might well test the waters when it comes to Doyle. Being realistic, he isn’t getting into Man City’s side any time soon given the quality they have.
That could well open the door for McAtee to return on loan as well. Paul Heckingbottom will be thinking about both returning one way or another. And based on performances, you can see why.