Febian Brandy’s return from suspension can reinvigorate Sheffield United’s misfiring attack, manager David Weir has insisted, writes James Shield.
The former Walsall winger is expected to start Saturday’s League One fixture with Preston North End after completing a three match suspension.
United slipped to their sixth defeat in eight outings when they were beaten by Carlisle last weekend.
Having seen his team score just once in nearly eight hours of football, Weir is scouring the emergency loan market for a prolific centre-forward.
But identifying Brandy as an alternative source of goals, he told The Star: “Having Febian available again is a real positive for us.
“He’s the type of player who can make things happen for himself and those around him.
“Febian is capable of doing those things that brings a crowd to its feet and we want as many options as possible available to us.”
Weir added: “The more of that type creativity available to us, the better.
“We’re looking forward to having Febian at our disposal again because he’s a quality player. That’s why he was brought to the club.”
Brandy, who received the third red card of his career when he was dismissed during the closing stages of last month’s match with MK Dons, is now believed to have recovered from a niggling muscle complaint.
Meanwhile, United’s under-21’s suffered their first defeat of the season when they were beaten 5-0 by Crewe Alexandra yesterday.
Nathan Ellington and Max Clayton both scored twice for the visitors while Byron Moore also hit the target against inexperienced opponents.
Chris Morgan’s squad return to Professional Development League action at Leeds United next month.