After enduring an 11-month hiatus due to a severe hamstring injury, Rhian Brewster has not only shed weight but also adjusted his running style to minimise recurrence of serious hamstring injuries which has plagued him during his Sheffield United career.
Having made brief appearances in United’s Premier League games, he eyes a potential starting role post the international break with the Blades facing back-to-back tough opponents: Manchester United and Arsenal.
Brewster is determined in repaying Sheffield United for their unwavering support during his prolonged injury absence, aspiring to propel them to Premier League safety this season. His comeback start for the u21’s against Reading saw him find the back of the net with a cute first-time left-footed strike.
The striker told SUTV:
“People have been behind me – the fans, the gaffer – and I want to repay the favour and keep the Bladesmen up. You could say it hasn’t really started from a goals point of view but for me, it’s just trying to get back to working hard and playing for the team.”
If he builds on his performance for the development team, Brewster could contribute significantly to Sheffield United’s survival efforts.
“I feel I can score some goals again and ultimately push on. That’s what I want to do. Once I get my first goal, I feel I can get quite a few more and push on to help the Bladesmen. My hamstring has been even stronger and I’m confident with it, so now it’s just about getting my match fitness and sharpness back. Once that happens then I feel the goals will come,” Brewster expressed.