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Sheffield United: Heckingbottom delivers injury update on Rhian Brewster

Sheffield United: Heckingbottom delivers injury update on Rhian Brewster -Championship News

Paul Heckingbottom has delivered a Sheffield United injury update before the clash with Fulham, revealing that a return for Rhian Brewster could be on the cards sooner than expected.

The Lowdown: Out of action

The 22-year-old first joined the Blades from Liverpool back in 2020, for a club-record fee of £23.5m, penning a five-year deal with the club.

The England U21 international sustained a serious hamstring injury during United’s 2-0 victory over Peterborough in January, which ruled him out for the rest of the season.

The Yorkshire outfit also have a couple of other key first-team players, including the likes of David McGoldrick and most recently Oli McBurnie, facing spells on the sidelines, but it seems as though the most positive news to come out of Bramall Lane is surrounding Brewster.

The Latest: Promising signs

During a pre-Fulham interview with Yorkshire Live, the Blades boss admitted that out of all of the squad members on the injury list, it’s the former Liverpool starlet who has the best chance of staging a return in time for the start of pre-season.

He said: “Probably Rhian has the best chance. He has been on the grass for the first time.

“Others are touch and go and it will be a case of seeing how they go, but Rhian is the furthest down the line.”

The Verdict: One for the future

Despite only having made 16 appearances across all competitions for the Blades due to injury this season, the 5 foot 9 attacker has proven that he can be prolific in the final third, having made a total of 23 goal contributions in just 28 outings for Liverpool’s U23s side.

Given the fact that Heckingbottom’s side currently find themselves in the play-off places with one game left to play, there’s a strong chance that Brewster could be coming up against some of his former teammates next season, so the fact he will be able to ramp up his form and sharpness in the summer is great news.

Brewster has previously been dubbed a “magnificent” player by Reds legend Steven Gerrard, and for someone still at such a young age, there’s no doubt that he will prove to be a key player for United in years to come.

In other news… the Blades have pulled out of a move to sign a new shot-stopper.

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