Championship side Millwall have confirmed the loan signing of Sheffield United winger Oliver Burke for the remainder of the season.
The 24-year-old was in need of a fresh start after rarely being given the chance to shine at Bramall Lane this term, with all three of his league appearances during the 2021/22 campaign coming in the Blades’ opening three matches.
He did come on as a substitute in their FA Cup tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier this month – but he was seemingly deemed surplus to requirements at the club after failing to make it off the bench several times.
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He has now ended up at Gary Rowett’s side, who are desperately in need of more attacking threat following Sheyi Ojo’s injury, one that looks set to rule the Liverpool loanee out of action for ten weeks.
Jed Wallace’s future also looks uncertain amid links with Nottingham Forest, a real hammer blow to the Lions who have relied on the ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers man to be their main talisman in recent weeks.
This move may seem like a shrewd one because of that then – but are the second-tier side’s fans happy with this arrival? Do they have reservations about his lack of game time in recent months?
We scanned Twitter to find out how a selection of supporters reacted to this announcement.
Love thatttt https://t.co/sd5zZ2S8h0
— charlie 🇰🇲 (@charlieMFC4) January 21, 2022
worse scoring record than bod btw https://t.co/uuEqPmvz3e
— Dan 🏴🇰🇲 (@danLmfc1) January 21, 2022
Our fans writing him off before he’s even kicked a ball lol honestly. Replaced an ageing Matt Smith & JDB with a young quick player with a point to prove, and people are moaning 🤯 https://t.co/VINOkQdUCI
— DP (@DP_1990_) January 21, 2022
This is the first thing to test my resolve since I stopped drinking. https://t.co/9WvVBsindV
— Paul McDonald (@thecase1907) January 21, 2022
From what I’ve seen Sheff U fans glad to see the back of him 😭 gonna get behind him though. COYL https://t.co/I1tqsyxMSn
— Michael 🇰🇲 (@MichaelJ5_) January 21, 2022
Not too sure on this one seems desperate https://t.co/vQAlEtTFQ0
— Nathan Moakes (@NathanMoakes) January 21, 2022
Here’s hoping this will be a decent signing for us. His certainly got talent and a bonus that his available for tomorrow’s game. Welcome to The Den🦁 https://t.co/YRRu3HQ3Tm
— Ben Kellaway (@benkell1983) January 21, 2022
Go on the Wall. Can see both sides of the split opinions but happy with this for a loan personally! https://t.co/TiZgc8AD5Y
— Omer (@OmerMFC) January 21, 2022