Darren Bent has been left bewildered by Rhian Brewster’s lack of first-team alternatives at Sheffield United because the teen accomplished a club-record transfer from Liverpool again in October.
Chris Wilder’s males lie rooted to the summit of the English high flight and 11 factors adrift of security, having equalled the longest winless run initially of a Premier League season [QPR, 16 games – 2012/13] after a 1-Zero defeat at Burnley on Tuesday evening.
And with the Blades in such dire straits, former Tottenham striker Bent desires to see £23.5million man Brewster given a correct run in Wilder’s facet – regardless of failing to register a single purpose for his new facet in 12 appearances to this point.
“If I’m Rhian Brewster I’m pondering simply give me 5 – 6 video games [in the team],” Bent defined. “All it takes is one purpose, his confidence is up and their confidence is up… he goes and will get one other one.
“I don’t perceive why now Chris Wilder goes now I’ve tried the whole lot else and it’s clearly not labored – they’ve solely scored eight objectives this season – that is what we’ll do.
“Rhian, you’ve obtained the following 10 video games. Don’t fear about in the event you don’t want rating within the first sport, barring an harm you’re going to play.
“That can give him a little bit of confidence then and no less than he is aware of [where he stands].
“I believe they’ve obtained no-one within the squad on the minute [giving them that spark]. You want that one participant who can do one thing.
“However the reality they’ve spent all this cash on him and he doesn’t play [I don’t get it]. He’s most likely getting hammered by a load of individuals saying what a waste cash.
“That’s not doing him any favours anyway. So if he’s checking his social media he’s most likely getting hammered on a regular basis.
“I don’t perceive Chris Wilder. If he didn’t assume he was the one to attain the objectives then why waste an enormous a part of your finances on this centre-forward?”
Bent talked up the prospect of Wilder bolstering his ahead line with the addition of former Liverpool and Manchester City striker Daniel Sturridge – presently a free agent – when the switch window reopens however solely on the precise phrases.
He added: “In the event that they’re going to deliver somebody in are they going to play? As a result of they’ve spent £20million-plus on somebody who doesn’t play.
“Yeah I might. You’ll be able to’t go and provides him a traditional contract together with his harm report. However in the event you discuss pay as you pay and he nonetheless appears hungry and motivated to play then why not?
“Pay as you play you’ll be able to’t go flawed. As a result of if he doesn’t play you don’t receives a commission.”
Bent additionally believes the writing is on the wall so far as the Blades’ survival hopes go – even with 22 video games of the 2020/21 marketing campaign remaining.
Requested if he thinks Wilder’s males are all however relegated, he responded: “I do, yeah. That [points tally] is an extended option to come again from.
“They’ve obtained Palace and Newcastle arising and in the event that they don’t get something from these two video games, they’ve obtained Spurs at residence, [Man] United and [Man] City.”