The Wolverhampton Wanderers kids came through again last weekend.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side ran out 2-1 winners against the Seagulls, coming from behind thanks to goals from Adama Traore and Morgan Gibbs-White, with a red card for Lewis Dunk undoubtedly shifting the momentum in favour of the home side in the second-half.
A goal for Gibbs-White was no less than his performance deserved, and the finish into the top corner to win the game was excellent.
It’s been a tricky season for the midfielder, who was recalled from his injury-hit loan at Swansea City in January.
The £30,000-a-week star (The Sun) hasn’t played a great deal since returning.
But his performance against Brighton suggested he does have a part to play next season.
His positive display drew praise from former goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, who said of the youngster: “He didn’t play that many games [at Swansea], but it’s the physicality, he’s maturing, maybe it’s about maturing as a person as well.
“He’s very young and there’s a lot of change between your teenage years and early 20s.
“I hope he plays for the rest of the season now because we want Morgan here, doing well here, and we haven’t seen enough of it at times, but he’s starting to produce that form which me and other people have seen around the club from a young age.”
Ikeme went on to say that it is not easy for Gibbs-White being a talented local lad, and that there is pressure on him from people to realise his potential as quickly as possible.
Gibbs-White shows he has a part to play
For a while, Gibbs-White’s return to Molineux wasn’t making much sense.
But he tested positive for Covid-19 back in January and one wonders if perhaps that was a reason for Nuno Espirito Santo barely playing him in February and March.
Nuno did recently say that some players within his squad have suffered with the lasting effects of the virus (via Daily Mail).
He’s featured a little more in the last month or so, and the Brighton game was only his second league start since returning.
Hopefully he can feature prominently across the final three games and make a solid impact – because the showing against Brighton was very encouraging.