Hugo Bueno took to Instagram after making his debut for Wolves against Nottingham Forest.
The full-back was given a few minutes at the end of Saturday’s Premier League game at Molineux.
He replaced Rayan Ait-Nouri, with Joe Hodge also coming on at the same time in place of Matheus Nunes.
Bueno’s introduction kind of got lost in the tension of the closing stages of the game.
But it was a very proud moment for the youngster, who has worked really hard for his opportunity.
The Spaniard, who joined Wolves in 2019 from Arosa, was absolutely terrific for the U23s last season when he returned from injury.
He regularly stands out at youth level, and is rightfully now knocking on the door of the first-team.
Steve Davis and James Collins know his qualities well, and it was good to see them put their trust in him on Saturday. Especially when the game was not sewn up.
The youngster was delighted to have gotten a chance, and said on Instagram after the game: “A very special moment for me, happy for my debut and my first minutes in the @premierleague with an important win, hopefully more to come.”
A number of Wolves players commented on Bueno’s post.
Daniel Podence said ‘Patience and strength. Do your thing’.
And Yerson Mosquera, Ruben Neves, Raul Jimenez, Luke Cundle, and Chem Campbell all posted short messages of support.
More good news for the Wolves academy as Hugo Bueno becomes latest youngster to make debut
It was fantastic to see Bueno make his first-team debut on Saturday.
He’s another really exciting prospect who has worked very hard to get to this point.
James Collins said earlier this year that Bueno ‘works harder than anyone I know’, and clearly it’s paying off for him.
Hopefully, more opportunities will await Bueno going forwards under the new manager.
Those working within the Wolves academy must be feeling very proud at the moment. With his appearance against Forest, Bueno is the fourth academy player to have made his Premier League debut in 2022 for the club, after Luke Cundle, Chem Campbell and Joe Hodge.