It’ll be a challenge for ex-Aberdeen man Max Lowe this season – but he’s more than happy to make the ‘step up’ with Premier League Sheffield United.

The former Dons left-back signed a long-term deal with the Blades earlier in the transfer window. It comes following a successful season at Derby County, a team he was able to break into off the back of the Pittodrie loan stint he had in 2018/19.

Lowe is a Sheffield United man. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

He’s now a Premier League player and made his debut in the Blades’ Carabao Cup exit to Burnley midweek, losing 5-4 on penalties.

Sheffield United return to action tomorrow night against Aston Villa, looking to bounce back from an opening day defeat to Wolves. It could be an occasion for Lowe to make his Premier League bow.

Speaking after his debut, Lowe says the jump from Championship to Premier League football is something that will be a challenging but an enjoyable task.

“That was important for a lot of us that haven’t played in this league,” he said after the Burnley match (Sheffield United). “It is a big step up for us but we need to show the gaffer we’re ready and if we’re ever thrown in, he can trust us.

“I feel like a lot of us made it easy for him if we are picked in future. Every one of us wants to be in the starting XI but it’s good because it’s healthy competition, the squad is really strong this year.

“It keeps everyone on their toes and that’s the best way to go forwards and if we want to be where we want to be in the league, that’s the only way you can look at it. It was great to make my debut, the lads have been great with me. It’s going well.”

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