Wolves U23s manager James Collins has praised striker Conor Carty, after the youngster scored his first goal of the season yesterday.

The 18-year-old was on target against Exeter City, to make it two cup wins from two so far this season.

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Carty put Wolves ahead in the second-half, slotting home confidently after a fantastic through ball by Kai Corbett.

Corbett later scored himself, with the game finishing 3-2 to Wolves.

Carty’s goal was his first of the season, and Collins expressed his delight with him after the game.

He said: “Conor’s growing all the time, he’s working harder than he’s ever worked, he’s looking more threatening than he’s ever looked, he’s making more runs than he’s ever made and with that comes confidence because he’ll feel he’s playing well, as well as playing every week, which helps itself with confidence.

 

“I was pleased with Conor and some of the others with the football they played.”

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Conor Carty (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Irishman Carty has been with Wolves since 2017, and signed a new deal with the club earlier this year as a reward for his good progress.

Last term he moved into the U23s after catching the eye often at U18 level.

An important year for Carty

It’s good to hear Carty was on the scoresheet yesterday.

2021/22 is a back season for the Republic of Ireland youth international.

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Conor Carty, left (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

It’s his first full season with the U23s, and hopefully he can be finding the net on a regular basis.

One would think that a loan move will be in the offing next term should he continue to prove himself capable at this level.

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