Rhian Brewster gets 3/10 for England U21s against Andorra
Rhian Brewster given miserable 3/10 rating for England under-21s
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Rhian Brewster given miserable 3/10 rating for England under-21s

Another day, and another miserable and frustrating day in the life of Sheffield United striker, Rhian Brewster, who was shown a red-card as England under-21s won 1-0 in Andorra.

Brewster got the nod for the second game running by manager Lee Carsley. The young Blades striker had been backed by Carsley, as well as some of those in the Young Lions’ squad.

But despite getting another chance against opposition many would expect England to see off with ease, Brewster had another terrible night. He looked lost at times up top. And his misery was compounded by a very harsh sending off early in the second half.

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And in the limelight of the England under-21 set-up, the national media pulled no punches when assessing Brewster.


“Desperately lacking in confidence and not making the runs a striker should do in and around the box. Almost hard to watch at times. And things got worse when he was sent off for a second yellow before the hour mark,” the Evening Standard wrote. They also gave the Blades youngster a 3/10.

The Blades would have been hoping for the international break to give Brewster some confidence. However, the worst situation seems to have happened, and Slavisa Jokanovic might well need to put an arm around the youngster.

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The more time ticks on without any success for Rhian, the more you have to question whether he will get it right. We all want him to succeed. And not just because the club paid a lot of money.

This is a young kid who is striving to do well. It’s just not happening at the moment that’s all.

But it does beg the question of whether a loan move might work out well for Brewster now. He needs to go somewhere to get back into form. With that, his confidence should come back as well.

With January not far off, it’s certainly something Jokanovic and his coaching staff might well be considering.

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