Sheffield United striker Rhian Brewster has handed the club a boost ahead of Cardiff this weekend, confirming that he should indeed be fit to play.
Brewster scored his first league goal at Bramall Lane in the 2-0 win over Bristol City at the weekend. Overall, it was a good performance from the young striker. However, he left the field holding his hamstring in what looked like a worrying sign for the forward.
But speaking to the press today ahead of Saturday’s trip to Wales, Brewster has confirmed that things are looking good on the injury front.
“Yeah it’s okay, just trying to work my back and hopefully be ready for Saturday,” Brewster told Yorkshire Live when quizzed on his hamstring.
Naturally, having Rhian fit will be a boost for Paul Heckingbottom. The new Blades manager has already confirmed he will push the former Liverpool man to get the best out of him.
Likewise, Jack Lester has also confirmed he has been working with Brewster already on striker-specific bits of play.
Seeing Brewster leave the field injured left us, and a lot of Sheffield United fans, fearing the worst. Just as things were on the up, it looked like the young striker was going to be pushed back.
His update here, then, is good news all around. After such a good performance against Bristol City, it’s unlikely that Heckingbottom won’t go with Brewster again this weekend.
Consistency is key for Brewster. That means he needs to keep playing games and hopefully, scoring goals. Any sort of setback now would be a cruel blow for the Blades starlet.
On paper, Cardiff is a winnable game for United. Brewster, given his links to Swansea, will be desperate to get one over on the Bluebirds. Likewise, the home fans will no doubt be ready with some treatment for both he and Conor Hourihane.
Hopefully, Brewster can show his class and come out on top for the Blades.