Yorkshire news 'Difficult 25 minutes' - Wilder's assessment of Brewster's debut MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The Blades new record signing made his Premier League debut in the second half of the 1-1 draw at home to Fulham
Breaking News ! Chris Wilder has given his assessment of Rhian Brewster's Sheffield United debut after the striker came off the bench in the 1-1 draw at home to Fulham today. The Blades boss had guaranteed in the week that Brewster would feature and with 64 minutes on the clock, the 20-year-old was introduced for David McGoldrick. Although Brewster made a much-anticipated debut from the bench, it was another substitute and a player 14 years his senior in Billy Sharp who rescued a point for his new team-mates. Ademola Lookman had fired the visitors in front on 77 minutes and looked to have secured the spoils for Scott Parker's men but a penalty five minutes from time, awarded for a late challenge on Jack Robinson by Aleksandar Mitrovic following a VAR review, was smashed home emphatically by Sharp. It was very much a game of two halves, with United dominating the first and creating a number of chances, only to see them all go begging with Oli McBurnie's header from close range the best of the bunch. However, the tide turned after the break and Fulham were the side most likely to break the deadlock, meaning Brewster's arrival came at a difficult moment in the match. Wilder said: "It was a big decision whether to start him.
. "It's difficult because when players get caught in between under 23s and first team they don't get up to speed as quickly as they would if they were part of the first team. "We've assessed it and that's the decision we have made.
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"Delighted he got on to the pitch. "It was a difficult 25 minutes for him. If we had flipped the two halves around and had control of the second half as we did the first he would have had more opportunities to show what he is all about."
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