What Sheffield United's Chris Basham said about Blades' on loan 'typical' Wolves player and Aston Villa man

Chris Basham has given the thumbs up to Sheffield United’s new signings as the Blades look to kickstart their season.

Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 4:43 pm

Conor Hourihane signed for United in the latter stages of the transfer window, on loan from Aston Villa, while Robin Olsen and Morgan Gibbs-White joined from Roma and Wolves respectively on deadline day.

So far, because Hourihane is away with the Republic of Ireland and Olsen is on international duty with Sweden, only Gibbs-White is in the camp but already he has shown enough to impress Basham.

"Morgan has been in and has been a breath of fresh air,” said Basham. “He glides past players, he's big, he's strong, he's powerful - he's everything that a Wolves player is, basically. We've played against them the past few years and that's what he is.”

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And on another midfielder, Hourihane, Basham is hoping to see the kind of spectacular strikes that the Irishman has made his speciality in the Football League with Villa, Barnsley and Plymouth.

The Blades defender added: "Conor's still away but over the years I've played against him, he creates something out of nothing or he scores a worldy which is something haven't really had at Bramall Lane for a long time - someone who can shoot from distance and put it in the 'stanch' so hopefully he can produce that for us.”

While new faces had been needed to freshen up the squad, they’ll also be a necessity in the coming weeks with such a busy schedule ahead.

"It's a big month coming up now, we have got seven games in a month before the next international break - that's going to be tough so there are going to be a lot of lads who are going to be needed and involved as well.”