Sheffield United will push Daniel Jebbison to improve further after striker gets England U19 call

Paul Heckingbottom says Sheffield United will continue to push striker Daniel Jebbison after the young striker capped a memorable month by being called up to the England U19 squad for the first time.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 3:10 pm

Jebbison, who has already represented England at U18 level despite being born in Canada, made his Premier League debut off the bench against Crystal Palace at Bramall Lane, before scoring the winner on his full debut at Everton a week later.

Heckingbottom was again pleased with the 17-year-old’s contribution at Newcastle in midweek, and the youngster may be handed his first chance to play at Bramall Lane in front of supporters for the first team on Sunday when the Blades host Burnley in front of just over 5,000 fans.

And, when asked about Ian Foster’s decision to call up Jebbison for a training camp at St. George’s Park next week, Heckingbottom said: “He’s done well, so they were going to call him up.

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“I thought his all-round game against Newcastle was better than against Everton. He was disappointed at a couple of things in the box, to not score and we’ll keep pushing him. He’s taking it all in, he’s trying and he’s seeing the rewards.

“There was a similar instance to at Everton, and he’s felt what it’s like to score and he’s seen the rewards that all his hard work brings.

“So it’ll make him even more hungry.”

Sheffield United's Canadian-born striker Daniel Jebbison has been called up to the England U19 squad (ALEX PANTLING/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Jebbison qualifies for England through his mother, who is English. The Canadian FA are thought to be hopeful that he will represent them at international level in the future.

Jebbison previously played for England U18s (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)