For Sheffield United, it was a return to winning ways this weekend as the Blades saw off Luton Town at home thanks to goals from Rhian Brewster and Jack Robinson.
Paul Heckingbottom was happy with what he saw and he witnessed his team correct the wrongs of their 2-2 draw at Preston by comfortably seeing the game out at Bramall Lane. There were a number of good performances in there from individuals, too.
Iliman Ndiaye and Rhian Brewster were lively at the top of the pitch. Ollie Norwood had his best game for a while. And at the back, John Egan was his imperious self as he dominated Luton’s strikers. However, one player who perhaps went a bit unnoticed was wing-back, Jayden Bogle. The former Derby man – signed by Chris Wilder in 2020 – was a nightmare for the Hatters defence all afternoon.
And speaking for SUTV live following the game, former Blades player, Kevin Gage, felt Bogle’s performance deserved credit.
“There was a couple of outstanding performances I have to say. I thought Bogle was exceptional down the right-hand side. And I said this in commentary, his defensive work is getting better and better as well,” Gage said.
“With a bit more experience he’ll get even better. I think we forget he’s only 21 as well, so it was really pleasing.”
The Blades are next in action this weekend against Peterborough. United have completed their first signing, Adam Davies, today, and he could be in the squad to face the Posh.
Our View: Bogle Has Seized His Chance Ahead Of George Baldock
Paul Heckingbottom spoke when he took over about players being given an opportunity and then putting in performances to keep the shirt. And that’s exactly what Jayden Bogle has done at Sheffield United.
For years, we’ve witnessed George Baldock be a model of consistency down that right side. But with Bogle now in position, Baldock faces a long way back to the first XI. Of course, we’ll need the squad in what is set to be a busy few months. But for now, Bogle is the man.
He beat the Luton full-back time and again at the weekend and with a bit more composure in the box, he’ll soon become an assist machine for United. Kevin Gage was right to praise the Blades starlet here, and the point about him only being 21 is a good one.
There is certainly more to come from Jayden Bogle in red and white.