Sheffield United boss Slavisa Jokanovic will have Rhys Norrington-Davies available to select next season, after the Welshman opted to stay at Bramall Lane.
There has been speculation that Norrington-Davies could go out on loan again next term. This, despite the Welshman impressing with Stoke City last season.
But the Sheffield Star has claimed that Norrington-Davies will stay put. In addition, they also suggest a move to Beerschot had been put to the young left-back.
However, the 22-year-old has instead decided to stay and fight for his place in the United set-up. After making 38 appearances for Stoke, Norrington-Davies is clearly confident.
He’s also been included in the Wales squad for the summer. A good tournament will allow the defender to catch the eye.
Norrington-Davies faces a fight for his place at Bramall Lane. United are well-stocked in the left-back area. Enda Stevens is first choice. Beyond him, Max Lowe and Ben Osborn can also play there. Harry Boyes is also on the fringes of the squad.
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A lot of fans have been calling for Norrington-Davies to be given a chance much earlier. The poor early season form of Enda Stevens accelerated those calls as well.
But Stevens has since come back into a bit of form. He’s certainly the number one choice of now, anyway.
Healthy competition is a good thing, though. Further, Norrington-Davies is no mug. He is an international defender going to the Euros. If he does well in the next month or so, then he might just catch Jokanovic’s eye.
Either way, it’s good to see a Blades player wanting to stick around. In a way, it’s like getting a new signing when it comes to Norrington-Davies.
And that can only bode well for the squad and the new manager.