Wolves’ U21s were in action last night – and Connor Ronan sent a message as he scored a brilliant goal.
The midfielder was handed a start at Aggborough by Ian Sharps in testing conditions against Leicester City.
Sharps is currently taking the U21s with James Collins lending a hand to Steve Davis with the first-team.
And he named a strong side against the Foxes that featured five players who have regularly made the first-team squad this season. Those included Matija Sarkic in goal, Yerson Mosquera, Joe Hodge, Chem Campbell and Ronan.
It took Wolves eight minutes to break the deadlock, with Harvey Griffiths firing low in off the post from the edge of the box after Campbell’s initial shot was blocked.
On 25 minutes, Nathan Fraser doubled Wolves’ lead, turning in from just a few yards out.
Then in the second-half, Ronan scored the goal of the game, exchanging passes with Dexter Lembikisa before curling a delightful effort into the far corner
It was a sumptuous striker from the Republic of Ireland youth international, who made a habit of scoring from distance last season during his loan sell at St Mirren.
Ronan’s overall performance was good last night.
The 24-year-old really controlled things in the midfield for Sharps’ side, and the club’s official match report of the game states that he ‘dominated proceedings’.
He had several attempts at goal before scoring.
It has been a somewhat frustrating season so far for Ronan in terms of game time. But last night was a positive outing for him, and he’ll have hoped Davis and Collins were watching.
Connor Ronan sends message with Wolves U21s goal and performance vs Leicester
Ronan stayed put at Wolves in the summer, perhaps in the hope that he would get some minutes for the first-team.
But Bruno Lage ultimately never put his faith in him, even though he’d been impressed by him in pre-season.
And minutes have still been impossible to come by even under Davis.
To have not played whatsoever so far must be quite frustrating, especially when Hodge has featured ahead of him.
Boubacar Traore is also higher in the pecking order.
But last night’s outing will have done him no harm, and he took his goal superbly well.
Ronan is a great player, and arguably he does soon deserve some first-team minutes.