Slavisa Jokanovic is prepared to give former Derby County full-back Jayden Bogle an opportunity is Sheffield United’s starting XI, as per a report from the Sheffield Star, if George Baldock faces a prolonged period on the sidelines.
Baldock, who has cemented himself as a regular for the Yorkshire club ever since his 2017 arrival, left Saturday’s clash with what is believed to be a hamstring issue.
The 21-year-old joined The Blades in the summer of 2020 and was part of a double signing that also saw Max Lowe arrive at Bramall Lane.
Playing three times in the Carabao Cup, and adding a further 71 minutes of league action, Bogle’s first-team opportunities thus far have been relatively limited.
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Bogle appeared 16 times for The Blades in the Premier League last time out, netting twice in the process, whilst operating in both wing-back positions.
Bogle is a strong option to have as a replacement for Baldock, should he be sidelined for quite some time.
The 21-year-old has a lot of desirable attributes in a full-back, and his experience of consistently playing in the division above should bode well for him.
He has also proven to be a versatile option, which only makes him more of a trustworthy option, however, it appears that with the return of Rhys Norrington-Davies, The Blades are well-stocked on the opposite flank.
Bogle has a real opportunity to prove himself under Jokanovic, and whilst Baldock has been excellent for the Yorkshire club in recent seasons, a bit of healthy competition could help spur the pair on.