Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson says he does have a lot of sympathy for Sheffield United striker Rhian Brewster.
The Blades broke their transfer record to sign the 21-year-old from Liverpool for £23.5m in the summer but the forward has failed to score a single goal in 27 appearances.
Merson believes Brewster remains a very good player, but he feels things have simply not worked out for him at Bramall Lane:
“I do like the kid Brewster. I do like him. I feel sorry for him that it hasn’t worked out. He did score goals. He had been at Liverpool, he had been a kid at Liverpool, then he went to Swansea and scored goals, and they did pay a lot of money, they took a chance.”
It will be hoped that, when United take the step down into the Championship next season, the goals will begin to flow for Brewster once again.
The England international has already shown in the second tier of English football that he knows where the back of the net is, having scored 11 goals in 22 appearances for Swansea.
Whether Brewster can recover that sort of form, after such a difficult season in front of goal, it isn’t known but, as Merson says, the striker does have the ability to turn his fortunes around.