Nottingham Forest have been heavily linked with a Steve Cooper favourite and supporters could get a glimpse of him tonight.
The Reds take on Sheffield United this evening and Rhian Brewster is a striker that the Forest head coach knows all about.
During the 2019/20 campaign, Copper landed Brewster on loan. His 11 goals from 22 appearances fired Swansea into the play-offs at the expense of Forest.
Now, Cooper wants to end Brewster’s hell at Sheffield United.
The 21-year-old cost the Blades £23 million from Liverpool and at the time it seemed a decent signing.
Even if Brewster wouldn’t cut it in the Premier League; it was almost certain that Sheffield United would have a proven Championship striker to lead a promotion charge.
Things haven’t worked out though. He hasn’t convinced Slavisa Jokanovic and is yet to score a league goal since joining the Blades.
On Saturday, he wasn’t even named on the United bench as they lost 1-0 at home to Blackpool.
Tonight, however, he could return to the squad, with increasing injury problems mounting up for the South Yorkshiremen.
Brewster must be desperate for a change of scenery. He can’t be happy with three starts this season and perhaps he’ll view his next chance as one which he needs to place himself in the shop window.
Cooper favourite Brewster will be desperate for Forest audition
The youngster will be aware that a manager he has worked with previously is now back at work – and monitoring his progress carefully.
Brewster was brilliant under Cooper when he was at Swansea and the Forest head coach has a track record of improving young players.
With Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor both in their thirties, a youngster striker will be required in the near future.
Brewster will need to get himself into the squad first but if he does get the chance this evening don’t be surprised to see him try desperately to prove a point.
If he doesn’t feature again this evening, it will only enhance the transfer rumours.
Good players don’t become bad ones overnight. The 21-year-old would arrive at Forest bang out of form but supporters must trust Cooper if he does decide to sign him.
The Reds faithful will hope Brewster doesn’t showcase too much of what he is capable of if he is called upon tonight.