It is fair to say that Sheffield United and Scotland striker Oli McBurnie hasn’t had the best of starts to the season at the Premiership side.

He found it difficult to find the back of the net, as the Blades struggled at the wrong end of the table. However, he has finally scored his first goal of the season.

Sheffield United might have lost their last league game against Leicester 2-1, but McBurnie couldn’t be faulted for his performance.

Scored a towering header

He opened his account for the season with a towering header to make the score 1-1. Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder was impressed with how McBurnie performed, and how the 24-year-old kept battling even when all looked lost.

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Oli McBurnie celebrates scoring for Sheffield United (Photo by Chris Donnelly/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“He kept putting himself into the right positions and showing that desire to get into the right positions even though he knew there was a spotlight on him” he said (The Herald).

“Tells you something about his bravery”

“That, for me, tells you something about his bravery and his character. It tells you that he cares and what type of person he is.

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Scotland Manager Steve Clarke and Oli McBurnie (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

One man who will be pleased to see Wilder’s comments is Scotland manager Steve Clarke. Clarke has kept faith in the player despite his difficult start to the season, he will be interested in Wilder’s comments about how McBurnie is always a player that is ‘under the spotlight’ for both club and country.

“He has come under the spotlight with us and when he’s been away with the national team, he always comes under the spotlight” Wilder mused.

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