Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for Sheffield United player Rhian Brewster, according to The Sunday Mirror (24/10, p64).

It’s not been a great 12 months for the youngster but he did enjoy a satisfying moment on Saturday.

Brewster ended his long wait for a league goal in the red and white of Sheffield United.

He struck in the first three minutes against Blackburn, although the Blades did eventually lose 3-1.

Forest Brewster
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On a personal level, however, Brewster will be glad to finally break his duck and now he must look forwards.

The 21-year-old signed for Sheffield United for £23.5 million in October 2020, joining from Liverpool.

Eyebrows were raised that Jurgen Klopp had let him leave when many had deemed him one of the country’s top talents.

Brewster really struggled in the Premier League. He made 12 starts and 27 outings in total without finding the back of the net.

This season saw Slavisa Jokanovic come into the club as the new manager.

It’s fair to say that it’s taken him some time to impress the new incumbent and he’s managed just five starts.

That has seen Forest linked with a move for Brewster, although this could be the media joining the dots based on Steve Cooper having managed the striker previously.

Talent: Youngster could thrive at Forest under Cooper

Saturday’s goal might have given Brewster the confidence he needs to revive his career somewhat.

Young players typically have blips though and during the 2019/20 campaign, he was a machine during his loan spell at Swansea.

He found the net 11 times in 22 appearances and helped Cooper’s team reach the play-offs.

Forest Brewster
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Good goalscorers don’t become bad ones overnight and Brewster is still very much a work in progress player.

Cooper has previously raved about the starlet, whilst Jurgen Klopp called him ‘fantastic’ when he was a teenager.

That level of talent doesn’t just go away and it’ll be interesting to see how Brewster reacts to scoring for Sheffield United on Saturday.

If the Blades don’t want him come January, then Forest could certainly do a lot worse.

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