It wasn’t too long ago that Jayden Bogle might have been getting a tad frustrated with life at Sheffield United. But with a run of games now behind him and his performances improving weekly, the former Derby man has been one of the key players for Paul Heckingbottom of late.
Bogle scored his third of the season to win the three points for United at Birmingham in midweek. It was another fine finish to cap off what was yet another excellent display at right wing-back for the 21-year-old.
This week sees United face off with playoff chasers, West Brom. The Baggies have former Blades boss Steve Bruce in charge. United manager Paul Heckingbottom is expecting a tough game, he has also been speaking about how well some of his players have been doing. And Bogle is one of them.
Doing The Right Things
Speaking ahead of the clash with West Brom tomorrow, Heckingbottom was asked about Jayden Bogle. And the Blades boss admits the former Rams ace is epitomising what ‘Hecky’ and his staff want from their squad.
“He’s doing well. Been really impressed with him of late. You’ve seen his goal the other night, he provides something different in the final third which is a great attribute to have. Defensively he’s performing well. He’s buying into and displaying the characteristics we want from our players as well,” Heckingbottom said.
“And we’re seeing the rewards of that. It might be bits which go unnoticed to maybe some fans, or people who just watch one game in isolation. So yeah, he’s doing well.”
Bogle is expected to start again tomorrow when the Baggies visit. The full-back arrived at Bramall Lane in a double deal involving Max Lowe, who has impressed at Nottingham Forest this season.
Our View: Bogle One Of United’s Undroppables
In a squad which has so much talent at Championship level, to make yourself an almost certainty on the team-sheet is no mean feat. However, Jayden Bogle has done that.
Let’s not forget we have a quality right-back in George Baldock still on the books. At one point, it seemed inconceivable that Bogle would completely shift Baldock out of the way. But that’s what has happened.
Bogle is now one of the first names in the XI. His form deserves it and Baldock must simply be patient now.