Rhian Brewster is continuing to struggle at Sheffield United, despite an upturn in efforts and glimpses of better performances when given a chance this year.
It’s no secret things haven’t gone well for Brewster. Since Chris Wilder paid around £20m for the England under-21 youngster, Brewster has managed just a single goal in red and white. That came in the League Cup this season but he hasn’t quite kicked on since.
However, Brewster remains a part of the England under-21 set up. He is expected to play a part this week. The Young Lions take on Slovenia tonight, and the United starlet will hope to get among the goals.
And one of his teammates, £18m Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi, believes things will come good for Brewster eventually in S2.
“Rhian is one of my best mates in football. I know he’s a fantastic player. There are going to be times when it is difficult — we’re all going to experience that. He’s finding his feet again,” Guehi told The Mail.
“He’s going through it quite maturely, understanding that he just needs to keep his head down. I’m sure he’ll come out the other side scoring goals for Sheffield United.”
Brewster scored from the penalty spot the last time he was away with England. A repeat tonight, then, would do just nicely.
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You can look at it both ways really with Brewster. Yes, his movement and other fundamentals of being a striker have not quite been what we might expect at times.
But on the other hand, he joined a team as a young man that was almost immediately on a downward trend. Chances were then limited under Chris Wilder, and then the change to Slavisa Jokanovic hasn’t really helped either.
You have to thing Brewster will eventually come good. After all, he did it with Swansea and showed more than enough in that spell.
It’s nice to hear his England teammates backing him. Lee Carsley, England U21 manager, has also backed him. With a bit of luck, Rhian enjoys a good few days away and comes back fit and firing for United.
We’d all love it if Rhian Brewster did well for Sheffield United.