Sheffield United fans have grown accustomed to seeing young players in and around the first-team this season and the latest one to be involved looks to be Tunisian youngster, Hassan Ayari.
Ayari, 19, has been in impressive form for the under-23s this season and has been a regular goalscorer. His performances have caught the eye, along with a number of other young talents. The likes of Sydie Peck have been training with the first XI this season, while players like Femi Seriki and Will Osula have played first-team minutes.
And posting on his Twitter account this week, Ayari put up some photos to show he too is now getting stuck in with the first-team lads ahead of facing Bournemouth this week.
There has been some excitement around Ayari for some time now at Shirecliffe. Often operating either as a forward or as number ten, Ayari impressed fans last season when he scored on his international bow with the Tunisia under-20s.
United take on Bournemouth at home tomorrow knowing a win would be huge for their playoff hopes. With players coming back from injury, Ayari is not expected to be involved at the weekend. However, it once again shows the trust Paul Heckingbottom has in the youngsters at The Lane.
Our View: Hassan Ayari Definitely One To Watch
There are certain names who keep cropping up on social media when the Blades share what’s happening at under-23s level and Hassan Ayari is one of them.
He’s clearly a massive talent and those who have watched any of the games can see he has a bit about him. He’s strong for his size and couples that with his excellent skill and a smart turn of pace when he needs. Of course, like so many at United he has a long way to go.
But this playing with the first-team will do him the world of good and United fans can expect to see and hear more of Hassan Ayari in future seasons.