Wolves defender Nathan Collins put in another strong performance for the Republic of Ireland – this time against Armenia.
The 21-year-old was back in the starting XI for Stephen Kenny’s side in their final Nations League match.
And he has followed that up with another good display in what was a rather chaotic game.
Ireland ran out 3-2 winners in the end after Armenia had been reduced to nine men following red cards for Hovhannes Hambardzumyan and Artak Dashyan.
The home side dominated the game in the early stages, which allowed Collins and Dara O’Shea to take up advanced positions.
But they struggled to create anything of note.
Ireland did break the deadlock though after 18 minutes through Sheffield United’s John Egan.
Michael Obafemi put Ireland 2-0 up with a long-range skidder, but Armenia hit back through Dashyan and Eduard Spertsyan.
Dashyan would then handle an O’Shea shot in the area to result in a penalty for Ireland, which was converted by Robbie Brady.
Collins’s performance came in for praise from fans on social media.
And Irish media outlets were also impressed again. The Irish Independent gave him 7/10 and said: “The level of his ability is clear to see, comfortable in defence and also stepping forward although Armenia weren’t asking difficult questions.”
Sofascore data indicates he won 4/5 duels, and completed 95/103 passes (92%).
Nathan Collins impresses for Ireland again, Wolves are going to miss him
So another strong showing from Collins for his country, which really emphasises his loss for Wolves.
The star must now serve a three-game ban for Wanderers after his challenge on Jack Grealish earned him a straight red card.
His partnership with Maximilian Kilman has been one of the best things about Wolves’ season so far.
So he is going to be a big miss at the back.
Hopefully whoever replaces him can come in and hit the ground running.