Sheffield United have made a strong start to the Championship this season, sitting in sixth place, just five points off leaders Leeds United.
One of the key factors in the Blades’ impressive showing so far this season has been the form of midfielder Oliver Norwood who signed for United from Brighton & Hove Albion, on a loan to buy deal in the summer.
But after fan criticism from sections of the Blades support of a recent performance, should the 27-year-old start for the Blades against Preston at the weekend?
Yes, he had one bad game, it isn’t the end of the world.
Imagine if every club dropped a player who had a bad game.
Some clubs wouldn’t have an XI every week!
Norwood is quality and up until this week, he’s proven it.
He had a mare and the best thing to get over that is having another game in quick succession as to not dwell on it.
So yes he should start, one bad game doesn’t mean he should be dropped – and equally, when he had a blinder against Villa he shouldn’t be praised too much.
Take everything in equal measure, it was one bad game, give Norwood the chance to put it tight on Saturday.
I think so.
He probably only got criticised because they’ve seen how good he can be on form.
He’s arguably the best passer of the ball in the league and the stats back that up – I think he should start.