Blades striker Oli McBurnie has revealed how he has changed his training methods since arriving at Bramall Lane in order to improve as a player.
The Scotland international arrived in the summer for a fee in the region of £20m. He’s scored just the four goals this season, although two of those have been winning strikes and one a last gasp equaliser.
But despite the lack of goals, McBurnie has earned praise lately for his increased performances on the field. And the former Swansea City striker has admitted it’s taken a change in training methods in order for him to see an improvement.
“It’s probably the closest it can get to a game and up until this year I’ve always had the mentality of training through the week to get to the game“, McBurnie said. (Sheffield United Youtube)
“Instead of replicating the game so the game’s easy I kind of saved myself for the game. Whereas this year it’s been different. It took so much toll on me at the start but I think the benefits are there for all to see now”.
The comments from McBurnie certainly appear to mirrored with his performances on the field. The improvement level in his game since before Christmas has been plain for everyone supporter to see.
Getting used to the Sheffield United way
Just last week, Ben Osborn admitted he had warned Jack Robinson about just how tough training and life would be at Bramall Lane.
It seems, then, that it has taken Oli McBurnie a little bit of time to adjust to that life. However, now he had adjusted, Sheffield United fans can be excited about the player they have on their hands.
Eyebrows were certainly raised when United splashed out on him. But at just 23 and seemingly improving week by week, it looks like being money well spent for the club.