Michael Appleton praises match-winner Theo Corbeanu as Wolves youngster scores again
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Michael Appleton praises match-winner Theo Corbeanu as Wolves youngster scores again

Theo Corbeanu came in for praise from Michael Appleton this weekend after he scored the winner against Huddersfield Town.

Corbeanu struck in the first-half for the Tangerines, and that proved to be the difference between the two sides.

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Jordan Gabriel led a break for the visitors and passed across for Ian Poveda.

The former Leeds United man’s finessed finish struck the base of the post and cannoned out to Corbeanu, who controlled the ball really with his right foot, before finishing with his left.

It was really good composure from Corbeanu, as the Terriers had a few men back there defending.

That was Corbeanu’s third goal for the club, with all three coming in the last four Championship games.

He has certainly found his rhythm now, and manager Appleton was very pleased after the game.

He said (via Blackpool official): “There was a real calmness to the finish.

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“It was a good pass from Jordan to set Ian up, who’s finish was actually decent, but it just struck the post. 

“Theo’s had the composure to finish it off and that was great to see. He knows where the goal is and he’ll get more goals and assists to his name between now and the end of the season. He’s a great lad and is learning all of the time. He wants to learn and wants to be better, and we help can develop him as much as possible.”

It has been a very productive stint so far for Corbeanu, who spent last season in League One first with Sheffield Wednesday and then MK Dons.

He has appeared in all eight of Blackpool’s Championship games so far, starting in three of them.

Theo Corbeanu is bang in form for Blackpool, which is great news for Wolves and Canada

It’s great to see Corbeanu really finding his feet in the Championship.

It can be a tough, uncompromising league for young players from Premier League clubs, but he is seemingly taking to it well.

Three goals in four games means he’s in really good form, and he’s probably getting difficult to ignore for Appleton in terms of starting games.

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The World Cup is now just over two months away, and Corbeanu wants to be on that plane to Qatar with Canada.

In order to get there, he absolutely needs to be playing regularly.

He’s giving himself a great chance right now and long may this good form continue for the talented youngster.