Wilder desperate to see “unlucky” striker come good for the Blades

Three and a half years after Chris Wilder approved a club-record transfer fee, it’s evident that the striker, pictured, hasn’t lived up to expectations. Injuries have severely limited him to only 30 league starts and four goals.

Despite adding to his appearances for the first time since early November at Molineux, Brewster couldn’t increase his goal tally. His last goal for the Blades was back in October 2022.

Wilder remains confident that once Brewster rectifies this goal-scoring statistic, the 23-year-old will begin to flourish.

“When you see what he’s been through and he’s not had four or five games in the reserves or whatever, he’s training and getting himself back, he’s been so unlucky,” Wilder told the Yorkshire Post.

He added: “If there’s one player in my time at Sheffield United that we want to do well, or myself personally, it’s him because of what he’s had to go through. There’s been a narrative of him being criticised. Does the boy want to sit on the treatment table? No.”

Is it time to write off Rhian Brewster?

Brewster has been written off by some of the Sheffield United faithful, which I guess is understandable considering the huge fee the Blades spent on him and his minimal goal return, as well as his poor fitness record.

We’ve seen times where the Liverpool academy product has looked like he’s starting to come good but he is then immediately hit with an injury, subsequently hampering any chances of building continuity or momentum in the side.

I don’t think the fanbase should be writing off the striker just yet. If Brewster is able to regularly make appearances in the final part of this campaign then that will hold him in good stead ready for next season’s promotion push in the Championship. And from there, hopefully he can start to find his shooting boots.

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