It was painful watching once again last night for Sheffield United fans as we succumbed – with relative ease – to a bang average Burnley side.
The Clarets were organised, dogged, and took one of the big chances that came their way to leave Blades fans with that same old sinking feeling when watching United this term.
Just 8 goals means there was never going to much hope of a victory, with a point the most we could have hoped for. However, in reality, barring a downward Rhian Brewster header, we never really layed a glove on Sean Dyche’s side.
Once again, Wilder stuck with his experienced players in the main although Ethan Ampadu continued in midfield with Brewster starting again up top.
However, we didn’t get to see Jayden Bogle – again – which begs the question of could now be the time to bring in the former Derby man?
A strange decision from Wilder
In a season of very little positives, seeing Bogle bring a spark to the team against Brighton and score on his debut was nice to see. The right-back brought energy, dynamism, and a youthfulness to the Blades XI.
But since then, we haven’t seen Bogle. And while there’s no direct call to see George Baldock dropped, surely there is somewhere for the 20-year-old in this XI at the moment?
Obviously, we don’t want anymore square pegs in round holes but for Wilder to not include the only player who left the field against Brighton with new-found confidence, does baffle a bit.
Bogle, played on the right-hand side that day and was everywhere. So, with United short of midfield options, could he do a job on the right of the middle three? Even if it is just to bring that energy, spark, and excitement he showed at The AMEX.
Of course, we trust Wilder’s judgement, why wouldn’t we? But at a time when nothing is going right and things cannot get any worse, surely throwing in a player with a point to prove can at least have some impact?
We await and see Wilder’s selection at Palace.