Young Wolves goalkeeper Louie Moulden has described the feeling of playing at Molineux as ‘fantastic’.
The U23s were in action against bitter rivals West Bromwich Albion last Friday.
The game finished 1-1, with Chem Campbell grabbing Wanderers’ goal
The winger scored a fantastic header into the far bottom corner from a Jack Hodnett corner.
Wolves were unable to build on that goal, with Albion drawing level through Kenneth Zohore.
Wolves goalscorer Campbell then saw red for an off-the-ball incident.
Moulden says it feels like two points dropped, but the goalkeeper – signed in the summer from Manchester City – was delighted to turn out at Molineux.
He said: “It’s great. As young players to get these experiences is fantastic. Some of the lads tonight probably haven’t played in front of that number of people.
“To play here is fantastic. When you come on a first-team matchday, you just want to play. Everybody just wants to get involved.
“To get on the pitch, to play in front of a couple of thousand is amazing. We’re really grateful for the support from the fans tonight because it’s a 23s game on a Friday night, on a cold bonfire night, so for that amount of fans to turn up is great.”
A taste of the future for Moulden?
So Moulden has now played at Molineux.
He has also made Bruno Lage’s first-team bench a number of times, but mainly for away matches.
But was a part of the matchday squad for the Carabao Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur, which was played at Molineux.
Between that, and actually being on the grass against West Brom, Moulden will surely be determined to get a game for the first-team one day.
It might be some time off yet given he is still only 19.
But it’s something to work towards – John Ruddy could well move on or retire next year, so he might have his eye on a regular place in Lage’s squad.