At the end of a week of questions around his future and role at Sheffield United, Rhian Brewster has been given another chance by England under-21 squad manager, Lee Carsley.
Brewster is included in the Young Lions’ squad yet again. It comes after he was sent off in the last international break. This time, Brewster is joined by fellow Sheffield United starlet, Morgan Gibbs-White. The Wolves loanee has been in outstanding form since arriving in the summer.
Both Gibbs-White and Brewster will join Premier League regulars such as Emile Smith Rowe, Conor Gallagher, and Oliver Skipp. It’s another chance for Brewster to get going, without the pressure of United weighing on him.
It comes after Carsley previously spoke of his admiration for Brewster. The England under-21 boss admitting he rated the youngster highly. Further, Marc Guehi has also backed the Blades starlet to come good.
Brewster missed a golden chance to break his league duck for United at Nottingham Forest in midweek. Gibbs-White, meanwhile, is having no such issues. The Wolves man has scored four times, and is considered United’s key attacking player at the moment.
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With the spotlight from Bramall Lane off him, it’s another chance for Rhian to go away and get some minutes and, hopefully, some goals.
The addition of Gibbs-White being with him this time will benefit Brewster too. They two have formed a good bond anyway, and with Gibbs-White in form and knowing Rhian from Shirecliffe, it only increases the chances of a goal.
It’s pretty clear that Slavisa Jokanovic is wanting more from Brewster as things stand. But it’s also clear the Blades boss is willing to give the youngster chances to improve. Albeit, this knack of sticking him on the right-hand side, is a strange one.
With a bit of luck, Rhian Brewster can use this time away with England to hone his craft and come back even better. And with Morgan Gibbs-White by his side, it could be a blessing in disguise for United.