Scott Hogan played 45 minutes against Brentford on Tuesday night and is still awaiting his first goal for Sheffield United. Hogan was replaced by David McGoldrick who scored the Blades’ second of the game and must be frustrated that his stint at Sheffield bears a resemblance to how things went at Villa Park.
The 26-year-old has started all three games since agreeing the loan move in January but has failed to score and has made just one assist. Hogan failed to register a shot on target against Brentford, didn’t create a chance for a teammate and completed only four passes before his substitution.
He hasn’t seen much of the ball in Sheffield United colours either, making only 17 completed passes in 226 minutes of Championship football – one-per-13 minutes/6.7-per-game. Hogan may have his confidence shot after suffering a lack of form and playing at Aston Villa and that could be affecting his loan.
The striker’s switch to Bramall Lane was a surprise move to begin with, as United were ahead of Aston Villa in the table and domestic loans aren’t too common between promotion rivals. Hogan is taking his time making a telling impact, but one goal could be the making of him in Sheffield.