Rhian Brewster finally got his first league goal for Sheffield United this afternoon during the Blades’ 3-1 loss at Blackburn Rovers.
The former Liverpool striker smashed in a stunning volley after just two minutes to send the away end at Ewood Park into raptures. Sadly, though, that was as good as it got for both Brewster and United in Blackburn.
The home side grew into the game and scored three goals to put United to the sword. In truth, it could have been more as well, as the likes of Brereton Diaz and Ian Poveda caused problems.
For Rhian Brewster, there was relief about getting his first goal. But aside from that, the young striker admitted he was less than impressed with his overall performance.
“Of course it’s been a long time coming. I keep trying to work hard and practice my finishing in training. But I think for me personally, I didn’t really have a great game. What else did I really do?,” Brewster admitted.
“I just need to keep working hard and hopefully the gaffer gives me some more chances in the coming weeks.”
Our View: Brewster goal a shining light from dismal Blackburn display
What started as a brilliant opening five minutes where Blades fans got the exact start they wanted, the game at Ewood Park today just drifted away.
This Sheffield United team are in danger of losing the support of the fans with some of the performances. Brewster’s goal was a stunner, but it just sums this Blades side up that such a positive has ended in a negative.
Slavisa Jokanovic has got to get this right. There are too many players playing in positions they shouldn’t be. Defensively, United look shambolic at times, and the back four is clearly not suiting this group.
For Brewster, we hope it’s the start of something. It was a stunning finish and showed what he can do. But the Blades need more now, and Brewster will be hoping Blackburn is just the beginning.