New Sheffield United coach Jason Tindall could help get Lys Mousset’s career at the club back on track.
Mousset impressed last season after making a summer move from Bournemouth. He top scored for the club with six goals and often looked like the most effective attacking threat.
Yet the striker has failed to find the back of the net this term, having been hampered by injuries and off-field problems.
This has limited Mousset to just 10 appearances and three starts in 2020/21.
It’s been said that the 25-year-old has a “lack of professionalism” and it’s likely he could leave Bramall Lane at the end of this campaign.
Mousset was linked with CSKA Moscow during the January transfer window, although a move never materialised.
Yet the arrival of Tindall as assistant to caretaker Paul Heckingbottom could offer a last chance to the Frenchman to kick-start his Blades career.
How Jason Tindall could help Sheffield United forward
Prior to his move to South Yorkshire following the exit of Chris Wilder, Tindall forged a long and successful career at Bournemouth.
As number two to Eddie Howe, the 43-year-old played a key role in the Cherries’ rise from League Two to the Premier League.
Mousset spent three years at the Dorset club before making his move to United in 2019.
The former France Under-21 international struggled to break into the starting XI. He was behind Callum Wilson and Josh King in the pecking order.
Yet Tindall recognised Mousset’s talent and made Wilder well aware of it before the attacker’s switch to the Blades.
Heckingbottom has also suggested that the forward could have a big part to play in 2021/22. Which is the final year of Mousset’s current contract.
“We need to get him fit and if all I can help Lys do is be in a better place in the 10 weeks I am working with him for the next manager, then I’ll have helped him,” the interim United boss told Yorkshire Live.
“He has embraced it and jumped on it really well.
“We have tried to give him a lot more football-based fitness work and he’s had two games with the under-23s. Which will be a great benefit for him.
“If we can keep pushing him and he keeps applying himself in the same way, he’ll be in a much better place in a few weeks’ time. A much better place.”
If back in form, Mousset could be hugely effective in the Championship. Which is where the Blades are expected to be playing next term.
Tindall’s relationship with Mousset could help achieve that. Even though he is only currently contracted until the end of this campaign.