Fans react as Fabio Silva shines for Wolves in Papa John's Trophy
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Fans react as Fabio Silva shines for Wolves in Papa John's Trophy

Fabio Silva is off the mark for Wolves in England, after scoring twice against Doncaster Rovers in the Papa John’s Trophy.

The teenager has barely featured for the first-team following his £35.6 million move from FC Porto in the summer (BBC Sport), but made the most of his outing at the Keepmoat Stadium for the U21s.

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Silva started up top with Theo Corbeanu, and needed just 14 minutes to open his account, converting his strike partner’s partially-cleared cross from a tight angle.

Doncaster hit back through Fejiri Okenabirhie from the penalty spot, but Silva then added his second late on, nicking the ball away from ex-Wolves defender Cameron John and finishing very cooly from the edge of the box.

The brace will have done Silva the world of good, having already been questioned by some supporters following his big-money move.

The youngster has had to feed off scraps in the first-team so far, with Raul Jimenez the undisputed main man at Molineux, despite not being at his best right now.

Nuno is managing Silva carefully, but perhaps a proper chance will soon come following his showing in Yorkshire.

The 18-year-old may have ‘only’ been facing Doncaster, but it was a vital run out for the talent, who will hopefully take real heart from his performance, which included lots of good link-up play as well as a couple of goals.

On social media, Wolves fans were obviously delighted for Silva: