Wilder confident Rhian Brewster will come good

Sun 24 January 2021 | 15:36

Sheffield United boss backs Rhian Brewster up as the expectations rise for the record signing to meet the back of the net for the first time.

The striker

Rhian Brewster



last summer with a £23.5million price tag and signed a five-year contract with

Sheffield United

. However, things are not off to a good start for the England under-21 international and the Blades.

Chris Wilder

’s side are sitting at the bottom of the

Premier League

and the anticipation for the 20-year-old to score his first goal continued in his 16th appearance when United vanquished


2-1 in the FA Cup.

With Rhian, it will come,

” the Blades boss said. “

He’s a finisher


He gets into the right positions and everyone wants him to get off the mark. His general play was really good.

“He wants to score as much as anyone and it will definitely happen for him if he keeps on doing what he’s doing.

“You can see, with the other things he does and brings to the table, that he’s a quality player.”

Brewster’s attempts to finding the target were kept undone by Plymouth’s shot-stopper Michael Cooper.

He’s got to keep his own spirits up,

” Wilder added.

Of course, he’ll be desperate to get off the mark because that’s what strikers are like.

“But keeping your own spirits up is also part and parcel of what the game, of what being a footballer, is about.

“The other players see him day in day out in training and they see him during games. They see what a good player he is.

“That first goal will be a big moment for him and, because he’s a popular boy already, you’ll see the reaction it gets from everyone else as well.”

Sheffield United should put all their power into the Premier League matches against

Manchester United


Manchester City


Plymouth manager

Ryan Lowe

, on the other hand, was satisfied with his squad’s performance against Sheffield United.

I was pleased, in terms of the performance from us,

” the Argyle boss said.

The way we went about our business coming to Sheffield United and put on a show like we did, we were not too far away from potentially getting a second and taking it to extra-time.

“We’ve had a good run in the FA Cup to the fourth round.

“We haven’t been there for a while, and I’d have loved to be sitting here now saying we’re going to the fifth round but our bread and butter now returns to League One.”

source: SportMob