Dion Sanderson made his senior debut in the defeat to Aston Villa on Wednesday night – and some Wolverhampton Wanderers fans on Twitter hailed their teenager for his performance.
The 19-year-old was part of an inexperienced Wolves side put out by manager Nuno Espirito Santo in the last-16 of the Carabao Cup.
Wolves suffered a 2-1 away defeat against top-flight rivals Aston Villa, who they face again in the Premier League in November.
Anwar El Ghazi put hosts Villa in front in the first-half, but striker Patrick Cutrone did response with an equaliser at the beginning of the season period.
Villa booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the competition with an Ahmed Elmohamady goal and the experience on the pitch for them showed.
A selection of Wolves supporters on social media picked out Sanderson for immense praise for his debut.
The 19-year-old caught the eye on his first senior appearance and looks to be a real talent that has come through the academy.
He is an athletic defender that is a centre-back by trade, but slotted in as a right wing-back in the cup fixture.
Sanderson did have a tough battle against Villa’s tricky winger Trezeguet, but he wasn’t disgraced and will hope for more first-team chances moving forward.
Here are some Wolves fans on Sanderson:
Solid performance from your self Dion 👏
— Darren Perry (@DarrenPerry17) October 31, 2019
Hopefully we will be seeing a lot more of you @SandowRs proper shift out in 👍🏼🧡🖤🐺
— Steve collett (@Stevecollett4) October 31, 2019
Congrats on the debut mate! You and all the other youngsters did us proud tonight! 🧡🖤🐺
— Aj Chandler (@WwfcAj) October 31, 2019
You were absolute quality, played like it meant something and it showed. Well played 👏👏👏
— Gary (@Gaz7483) October 31, 2019
Solid shift from you tonight mate, hope to see you push on from here!! 💛🖤
— con (@con_wwfc) October 31, 2019
You played well mate and can hold your head up high. Look forward to seeing wearing the shirt again in the future 👌
— tamworth wolves (@WolvesTamworth) October 31, 2019
Best player on the pitch well done mate 👍🏻
— Matty Kenna (@MattyKenna) October 31, 2019
You were ace dion!
— Jacyn Talbot (@Jacyn8) October 31, 2019
Stand out player 👏🏻
— Alex Taylor (@AlexTayyyyy) October 31, 2019