Wolverhampton Wanderers Academy graduate Elliot Watt was making his senior club debut in Tuesday evening’s victory over Sheffield Wednesday.
With head coach Nuno Espirito Santo rotating the pack and bringing in a number of fresh faces, the 18-year-old midfielder was given his opportunity to shine and it’s fair to say the youngster took it with both hands.
With a number of positives to take up the talking points post game, this lad put himself into the mix as he took to social media to celebrate his maiden bow for us, and Wolves fans were incredibly happy to respond in kind.
Honestly your such a good footballer and your criminally underrated. Well played today mate ????????????
— Dane ???????? (@DaneWWFC) August 29, 2018
Very good performance last night from the second string and you could easily tell the gulf in class between us and them. Very impressed with Traore, Dendoncker, Vinagre and Watt especially.
— Unofficial Wolves (@Wolfman_1877) August 29, 2018
Was class tonight mate
— ???? (@wwfcal) August 28, 2018
You played really well! Grab those chances. Keep working hard and you’ll have a great future.
— Phil Bradley (@wolvesbradders) August 28, 2018
Both looked very comfortable
— C. (@CBwwfc) August 29, 2018
Well played! ????
— Matt ???? ◣ ◢ (@SouthBankMatt) August 28, 2018
You were brilliant last night, I kept saying to my brother how quick you were. Pleasure to watch ????????
— Louise (@LouHR2) August 29, 2018
Mate you were unreal tonight. Showed signs of a huge potential. Keep it up ❤️
— Charlie Humphreys (@charlie_2003_6) August 28, 2018
Did yourself proud tonight and also gave the fans something to talk about. Keep doing what you are doing. Great to see you on the field
— Steven Iacono (@IaconoSte) August 28, 2018
Taking his place in the starting XI for the match, he was substituted in the second half when Pedro Goncalves was given a shot to impress with just under 30 minutes left in the game, but it gave him a taste and he should be relishing more and given the showing I think we’ll see him again this season as Santo shows youngsters who deserve a shot will get a shot, especially when it comes to Cup action.