Paddy Kenny has backed Morgan Gibbs-White to be a hit at Sheffield United after the attacking midfielder secured a deadline day move to the club from Wolves.
After an impressive pre-season under new Wanderers boss Bruno Lage, there was a feeling that the former England youth international could go on to make an impact in the Premier League.
However, with Hwang Hee-Chan adding to the attacking options at Molineux over the weekend, Wolves made the slightly surprising decision to let Gibbs-White leave on a temporary basis.
And, speaking to Football Insider, the former Blades keeper explained why the 21-year-old could bring qualities that Slavisa Jokanovic’s side are currently lacking.
“He is attack-minded, quick, and he’ll create chances. Simple as. He started like a house on fire at Wolves, but hasn’t had a lot of game-time recently. He’s trying to forge his way in the game and I think he’ll probably do well. He is exactly the type of player they need.”
The Yorkshire outfit have endured a torrid start to the campaign, picking up just two points from five games and they have managed just one goal.
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This could be one of the best signings of the window for a Championship side as Gibbs-White has the potential to be outstanding at this level.
He showed glimpses of his ability for Swansea last season before injury cut his time short, but he just needs a run of games to kick-on, which should come at Bramall Lane.
Therefore, Kenny’s assessment seems fair and Sheffield United’s lack of goals backs up that Gibbs-White is exactly what they need, as he should be able to give the team a creative spark they’re currently lacking.
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