Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton is yet to make a big impact in the first team at Ewood Park following his loan move from Nottingham Forest becoming permanent in the January transfer window, and has had to make do with the U23’s as he looks to establish himself at the club.
Brereton, 19, has been in the goals in the U23’s, scoring a brace in his last outing against Doncaster Rovers, but with the first team heading towards mid-table safety this season in the Championship, time is running out this season for him to make the jump to the first-team.
So after this double, do you expect Brereton to kick on now?
“He’ll kick on now.
“Brereton has really struggled since making his move to Blackburn a permanent one and was rightly dropped to the under 23’s briefly.
“But he’s shown he can score goals and will be keen to show Tony Mowbray what he can offer Blackburn in attack for the remainder of the season after his latest brace.”
“It won’t be before time, will it?
“I think Joe Nuttall is ahead of him right now.
“He’s some way off the first team and I suspect Tony Mowbray would do things very differently given his time again.”
“Well, he was put in the U23s after poor form, so I think it will take more than just one double to get him back in the first team.
“But he’ll have to wait for his chance, but I think it will take a more considered approach.
“His worth could be on full display next season if he improves significantly enough during the rest of this campaign.”