Exclusive: Brian Deane hints Sheff United player hasn’t received enough support on and off-pitch

Exclusive: Brian Deane hints Sheff United player hasn’t received enough support on and off-pitch

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former Sheffield United striker Brian Deane has tipped Rhian Brewster to make an impact in the Championship next season.

Brewster has really struggled at Bramall Lane this term following his £23.5m move from Liverpool, failing to score a single Premier League goal for his new club.

However, back in the 2019/20 Championship campaign, the division Brewster will be playing in come August, the 21-year-old forward excelled.

During his loan spell at Swansea City, Brewster managed to score 11 goals in 22 appearances after arriving at the Liberty Stadium in January 2020, proving his credentials in that league. And Deane is expecting more of the same once he returns to English football’s second division.

When asked if Brewster could help fire Sheffield United back into the Premier League, Deane told FFC:

“I don’t see why not. He obviously is very comfortable in the Championship. I think the other thing you have to understand is that, you know, you can buy a player, but do you have the infrastructure and the support networks for somebody like that both on and off the pitch?”

While Brewster has certainly had a difficult time this season, the England U21 international is not the only Sheffield United striker who has struggled in front of goal.

Team-mate Oliver McBurnie has only managed to find the back of the net on a sole occasion in the current campaign.

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