Blades boss says “patience” needed with Rhian Brewster

Rhian Brewster was on the substitutes bench for Sheffield United in the 2-0 defeat to West Ham and the striker came on for the final portion of the game. This was the first time Brewster appeared in a matchday squad since October 2022.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 30: Jarrod Bowen of West Ham United celebrates after scoring the team’s first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Sheffield United at London Stadium on September 30, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

Although the forward didn’t score against West Ham, he did show some good signs whenever he touched the ball and he looked sharper than most would’ve anticipated.

After the game Paul Heckingbottom spoke about his decision to include Brewster on the bench:

“Delighted, it’s been tough for him and we as a team are delighted to have him back, more so personally for Rhian. He’s been desperate to get involved and has trained really well. I wanted to reward him. We are going to need a lot of patience.” [SUTV]

The last time Rhian Brewster played in the Premier League for the Blades he failed to score a single goal in 27 matches. Whilst his main priority will be to get back to 100% fitness, there will be a nagging feeling inside Brewster’s mind that he will want to get on the scoresheet as soon as possible.

Being 23, there is time on his side but the Sheffield United fanbase is split. Some fans have already wrote off Brewster as a poor investment made by Chris Wilder back in the 20/21 campaign, having paid £23.5m for the English striker.







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