Sheffield United defender Rhys Norrington-Davies has turned down the chance to join Belgian side Beerschot on loan, a report from The Sheffield Star has revealed.
Norrington-Davies spent last season on loan in the Championship with both Luton Town and Stoke City, making a total of 38 appearances in the second-tier.
Now though, it seems as though the 22-year-old has no intention of going out on loan again next season, as he aims to make his mark at Bramall Lane.
According to this latest update, Norrington-Davies turned down the chance to join Beerschot on a temporary basis, a move that was apparently suggested to him in the wake of the departure of Chris Wilder back in March.
As a result, Norrington-Davies now looks set to stay put and attempt to help the Blades win promotion back to the Premier League in the 2021/22 campaign.
Beerschot are a sister club of Sheffield United, and have had midfielder Ismaila Coulibaly on loan from the Blades this season.
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A graduate of Sheffield United’s academy, Norrington-Davies has yet to make his senior debut for the club, having also previously spent time out on loan with Barrow and Rochdale.
I do think that you have to credit Norrington-Davies for his stance here.
Opportunities haven’t been forthcoming for him at Bramall Lane so far, but he is clearly determined to make an impact for Sheffield United sooner rather than later.
Given the club may now see some changes to their squad in the wake of their relegation from the Championship, the defender may now have a better chance of doing that next season.
Indeed, having looked solid in the Championship for Luton and Stoke last season, you do feel as though he has a fairly decent chance of impressing for the Blades in the second-tier next season.