It’s pretty much the opposite of ‘better late than never’, because it appears as though we’re going to get him at the earliest opportunity.
I’m talking of course about new signing Rhian Brewster. He signed for us for a club-record fee a few weeks back, but sadly not in time to feature in our last game before the international break against Arsenal. Although according to a report from The Star, he is set to make his debut for the club against Fulham in the first game back.
Whilst it is still October, given the start to the season that both teams have had, I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to consider this game a ‘six-pointer’ with both clubs looking for their first points of the season. And given that scenario, you need to use all the weapons that you have at your disposal, and having spent all that money to bring him in, you had better believe that he was going to be used.
Will Brewster score double digits for us?
Now those who are regulars here will know how big a fan I am of his, having been pretty pro-Brewster since we were first linked with him back in July, so I’m very excited to see what he’ll be able to provide.
What I will say though, is if he doesn’t hit the ground running, don’t get on top of him too much from the outset, this is still a long process and he will come good eventually, much in the same way Sander Berge took a little bit of time to adjust, this will be his first time in a Premier League team (hopefully on a consistent basis) and he needs to be given that time.
Just because the expectation might be there because of his price-tag, doesn’t mean we should force that upon him just yet.
What about you? Are you excited to hear this news about Brewster’s debut?