Sheffield United have been urged to give Rhian Brewster a run of games in the team to address their goalscoring woes.
The Blades drew a blank once again this weekend, losing 1-0 to West Brom despite making 22 chances at The Hawthorns. However, the likes of Oli McBurnie, John Fleck, Lys Mousset, and Rhian Brewster, all failed to take easy looking chances on the night.
But ahead of the game with Leicester this weekend, former Spurs and Derby striker, Darren Bent, believes Brewster needs to be given a run of games to get the Blades.
“For me, there’s no choice but to play him now. They’ve given McBurnie and others opportunities but that time is finished now.des out of the mire,” Bent told Sky Sports.
“For them to spend £20m on a player is an awful lot so I think for the next ten to 15 games just play him. I guarantee he’ll get goals, if he gets a run. He’s got potential to be a very good player but we need to see that potential.”
Brewster has yet to get going for United since his £23m move from Liverpool but looked lively when he came on yesterday, despite missing a golden chance in injury time.
Nothing to lose, Brewster has to start now
Wilder signed Brewster for the future but the here and an now is the issue that needs addressing at the moment.
McBurnie has had ample opportunites and simply hasn’t done it. He’ll know deep down his place is under threat, with Wilder even admitting players aren’t seizing their chance at the moment.
The weekend’s game with Leicester is a massively tough game where we need to produce the goods and take any chances we have.
There is, then, nothing to lose in putting Brewster straight into the first XI and hoping he can do the business.