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Youth Watch: Brewster Makes Debut for Swansea

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The young striker made his debut for Swansea in the Championship.

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We all know that the trajectory for youth prospects isn’t linear. And we’ve already spoken about why Jurgen Klopp has felt that the move to loan highly-rated Liverpool youngster, Rhian Brewster was a good choice.

Well, given that one of the things the young striker needed was playing time, it looks like the decision to loan him out has paid almost immediate dividends. This past weekend, Brewster was named to start in Swansea’s match against Cardiff City in the Championship. Rhian played the whole match, which ended in a draw.

The disappointment from the result notwithstanding, I’m sure it was a huge relief to Rhian to finally find a place where me might see consistent playing time. And for a young lad trying to make an impression, he’s at least been brought into an environment that will foster that: Swansea’s coach is Steve Cooper, who had previously coached Rhian in the youth set ups for the English team.

All Rhian will be looking for now is to consistently make the team sheet and, hopefully, to begin scoring goals. Here’s hoping he finds a way to do both and make himself a firm part of Jurgen Klopp’s future plans.