Arsenal youngster Mark McGuinness made his debut for Ipswich Town last night and capped it with a Man of the Match performance for his temporary employers.
Ipswich defeated Gillingham 1-0 at Portman Road to return to winning ways after two losses in succession for Paul Lambert’s men.
The 21-year-old centre-back has been forced to wait patiently for his chance but grasped it with aplomb last night.
He played a starring role in Lambert’s team as they claimed an important three points.
McGuinness is an uncompromising defender and was making his first start in men’s football last night, although he has enjoyed a taste of that level in the EFL Trophy.
The Arsenal talent actually caught the eye of Ipswich when he captained the Arsenal under-21 side that beat the Tractor Boys in the competition.
Last night, McGuinness highlighted exactly why the League One hopefuls want to sign him with an array of quality defending.
Following his performance supporters of the club in the third tier took to Twitter to rave about his performance.
It would seem Arsenal have themselves a player who looks set for a bright future and Ipswich fans are looking forward to seeing him in action again.
Here is what the Tractor Boys fans were saying about McGuinness…
Played well tonight, kid 👍🏻 looking forward to seeing more displays like that as the season goes on. Solid.
— Mark Tuxford (@MarkTuxford_) October 27, 2020
Well played mark. Hope you and Wolfie now get a very long run in the team..
— TractorBoyPete (@Tractorboypete) October 27, 2020
— Ipswich Culture (@IpswichCulture) October 27, 2020
Way to go Mark, I was impressed.
— Scott Candage (@ScottCandage) October 27, 2020
Rolls Royce defender 👌
— Smiffy 73 (@Brooks19732001) October 28, 2020
— PaulM (@Paulmlegend) October 27, 2020