Sheffield United striker Rhian Brewster has enlisted the help of former Chelsea defender Ashley and ex-City player Joleon Lescott in his quest to regain his form, according to Lee Carsley.
The England Under 21 manager believes the 21-year-old needs all the help he can get after struggling to get minutes for his club so far this season:
“Rhian needs support at the minute, he needs to see that we have faith in him as a country and that we rate him. He’s spending a lot of time with Joleon (Lescott) and Ashley (Cole) in terms of extra finishing.”
“I really like Rhian. He’s not only a really exciting player, he’s a nice kid. He’s very level-headed and had a lot thrown at him in terms of someone so young, moving for big money and being in and out of the team.”
Brewster has only started three league matches since Slavisa Jokanovic‘s appointment as manager, having been an unused substitute in the last three games versus Derby, Middlesbrough and Bournemouth.
The former Liverpool forward did get his first goal for the Blades back in August, during a 1-0 win over Carlisle United in the Carabao Cup, but he hasn’t been able to kick on since then.
After signing for £23.5m last October, Brewster has struggled with confidence and it will be hoped that the work he is doing with Cole and Lescott in the England Under 21 setup pays off.