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Sheffield United's divisional rivals eye international defender, West Ham could miss out on key target

Sheffield United will be determined to put a winning run together when they emerge from the international break this weekend, with a home clash against Stoke City awaiting them this weekend.

Monday, 11th October 2021, 8:42 am

The two sides last faced each other back in 2019, when United came from behind twice to secure a 2-2 draw away from home, with Kieran Dowell and Enda Stevens both getting on the scoresheet.

The Blades are 14th in the table after 11 matches following a sluggish start to the season, but are just six point away from the play-offs due to the highly unpredictable nature of the division, which continues to produce shock results and see sides struggle to gain momentum.

Meanwhile, ex-United striker Carl Asaba has given his verdict on the club's record signing Rhian Brewster, who is still looking for his first league goal for the club after making 33 appearances since joining from Liverpool last year. Asaba said: “Listen, there’s no point in pretending it’s not been difficult for Rhian.

“He’s not scored as he would have liked and there’s the whole pressure on his head about the transfer fee so, because of that, his confidence is going to be a bit low.

“What I like, though, is how he approaches the games. He puts it all in and, even when he’s been asked to go out wide, he gives everything. He just tries to do his job. Seriously, if we stick with him then in two or three years time I think everyone is going to be mighty glad we did.”

Take a look at the latest stories from the second-tier, as the anticipation for this weekend's action starts to build:

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