Brewster was an unused substitute for the win at Chelsea.
Lijnders said of the England Under-21 international on Tuesday: "I was his coach when he came from Chelsea (as a 15-year-old).
"That he is already on the bench away at Chelsea, for me, is massive. It makes us all proud. If he does start or doesn't start tomorrow, he is a player who is every time more ready.
"He had a long injury [Brewster had ankle and knee surgery in 2017-18], it was not that easy for him. But he has goals in him, he has technique, good physically.
"He is a complete striker, a typical nine who can come first post, score with his head, turn in the box, play one-on-one, can score a scruffy goal as well, unbelievable shot. And a good boy. But let's see."