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Slavisa Jokanovic makes revelation about Sheffield United individual

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Sheffield United boss Slavisa Jokanovic has revealed he has admired forward David McGoldrick for several years as he spoke to The Star, after seeing the 33-year-old make a major impact in the late 2-1 victory against Stoke City.

The former Republic of Ireland international has only featured twice for the Blades since August, but came on in the 77th minute for Iliman Ndiaye. And, he managed to make the difference almost straight away, squaring the ball for Lys Mousset to tap home in the 80th minute, before converting Enda Stevens’ cross to steal all three points for Jokanovic’s men.

With this, his impact was hailed by many and after a slow start to his 2021/22 campaign. He is finally off the mark and will be hoping to step up to the plate again in their upcoming games.

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His side have also endured a slow start to their first season back in the Championship, failing to win any of their first five games before picking up their form last month.

But with McGoldrick and Mousset coming on and making a real difference, this will give manager Jokanovic food for thought with his selection choices ahead of tomorrow evening’s clash at Bramall Lane against Millwall, where they will be hoping to build on their respectable home form.

The Blades manager admitted he has been an admirer of the 33-year-old throughout the Irishman’s years in the EFL, saying to the Sheffield Star: “I have known him (McGoldrick) for a lot of years.

“I’ve admired him for a lot of years, even when I wasn’t here.

“Because of that, he has a big expectation but he can change (games). That’s why he has been a very important player here for a long time.”

The Verdict:

In fairness to McGoldrick, he was probably the only striker at Sheffield United to fully step up to the plate last season with a respectable eight goals, a total that was made even more impressive considering the Blades finished at the foot of the table.

Saturday afternoon’s performance shows he can still do a good job for the South Yorkshire side and with his impact in such a short amount of time against Stoke, he has put himself firmly in contention for a starting spot against Millwall tomorrow.

Jokanovic has a wealth of options up front at his disposal though, so consistency will be key if the Irishman wants to keep his place in the team, with Rhian Brewster even having to drop out at the weekend to make space for the likes of him and Mousset.

Utilising experience has paid off for the Serbian though with Billy Sharp also playing well this term, so it would be a surprise not to see him in the starting lineup in the next game despite only being on the pitch for around 15 minutes at the weekend.

There will probably even be criticism from fans if he doesn’t appear from the off, so it will be interesting to see the line-up at 6:45pm tomorrow.

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