Rhian Brewster will be hoping to use the international break with the England under-21s to play himself into some sort of form.
It’s been a hugely frustrating year for Brewster. The former Liverpool man has just the one Sheffield United goal to his name thus far. He’s struggled for games and minutes in general, starting just 12 of his 45 appearances in red and white.
Brewster is certainly putting in the graft, it seems, to improve. He put in a good performance – full of hard work, I might add – away at Hull City in an unfamiliar wide role. Since then, he’s found it tough going once again, with Slavisa Jokanovic opting for others ahead of him.
However, Brewster could come back fit and firing, if his work with the England camp is anything to go by. According to the Daily Mail, Brewster has been putting in extra time with coaches Ashley Cole and Joleon Lescott.
Specifically, it’s claimed Brewster is working on both his finishing and his movement. The second of which is something we have pointed out on Sheffield United News before as being lacking.
We reported earlier today how Crystal Palace defender, Marc Guehi, had backed Brewster to come good. And in more positive news, the Mail also runs quotes from England boss Lee Carsley, who himself praises the striker.
“I really like him. He’s very level-headed and had a lot thrown at him for someone so young, moving for big money and being in and out of the team,” Carsley is quoted as saying.
Certainly, it seems Brewster has made an impression at international level at the very least. With a bit of luck, and some of that continued hard work and good attitude, hopefully Sheffield United can reap the rewards.
Everyone wants Rhian to do well. And putting in the hard yards with the Young Lions certainly won’t do him any harm.