Wolves youngster Nigel Lonwijk made his debut yesterday for Fortuna Sittard.

The teenager is spending the season on loan with the Dutch club in the hope of getting regular minutes and building his experience.

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This is his first spell away from Compton Park, after signing for Wolves in January 2020.

He arrived from PSV Eindhoven, and made a good impression for the U23 side last season.

Upon departing, Lonwijk signed a new deal with Wolves, indicating there are high hopes for his future.

He did actually make Nuno Espirito Santo’s bench a few times last term, but he is yet to make his first-team debut.

Lonwijk made his first appearance for Sittard against Sparta Rotterdam yesterday. He came on as a substitute with around 20 minutes to go.

By that point the scoreline was 2-1.

Sparta went on to score another goal, meaning a losing start for Lonwijk. Not that he could really have done much about it.

Taking to Instagram, Lonwijk said: “Happy and proud with my debut for @fortuna.sittard in the Eredivisie, disappointed with the result we go again next Saturday.”

Lonwijk’s fellow Dutchman Ki-Jana Hoever commented saying ‘Sterk’, which translates to ‘Strong’.

A chance for Lonwijk to impress

Lonwijk has big potential and the move to Sittard is a good one for him.

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He’s back in his homeland where he’ll likely be comfortable, and the Eredivisie has proven a good environment in which to develop for players from English clubs in recent years.

Hopefully Lonwijk – and also Christian Marques at Belenenses – can have a similarly productive season as Dion Sanderson did with Sunderland last year.

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