To say Rhian Brewster is going through a tough time as a Sheffield United player might be a bit of an understatement. In fact, ever since arriving from Liverpool, the young striker has endured a torrid time.
Just a single goal – in the Carabao Cup against Carlisle – has led to some among the fanbase to question the logic in United spending a reported £20m+ on the England under-21 star.
Many expected this year to be the breakout season for Brewster. His goal record with Swansea the last time he was at this level proves he can do it and, alongside Oli McBurnie, many expected him to flourish.
However, a change in system from new boss Slavisa Jokanovic, as well as the form of the effervescent Billy Sharp, has meant Brewster has had to endure more frustration.
And despite an uptick in performances of late when he’s been given the chance, the United starlet endured more heartache as he missed a crucial penalty against Southampton last night.
But rather than hide in the shadows, Brewster continues to put himself in the limelight. And taking to Instagram, he posted a message of defiance earlier today.
Most Sheffield United fans want Rhian Brewster to do well. Yes, the performances haven’t exactly lit up the place since he arrived. But this is a young player, with clear potential, who – at times – looks the part.
And those that do back Brewster were joined by United teammates Zak Brunt and Jayden Bogle in backing the striker.
Replying on Instagram, Bogle posted a simple message of support for his fellow Blade.
Over on Twitter, young midfielder Brunt – who sat out last night – also backed Brewster to come good for United.
Fans on social media have pointed out how much Brewster seems to love it when United score. Certainly, it’s something we have picked up on here on SheffieldUnited.News.
It’s good to see, then, that fellow players in the squad have faith in Brewster to come good. Hopefully, the next few weeks can yield some success.