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Plymouth boss Steven Schumacher raves over Wolves youngster Nigel Lonwjik

Wolves youngster Nigel Lonwijk has come in for high praise from Plymouth Argyle manager Steven Schumacher.

The central defender is spending the season on loan at Home Park in a bid to further his development.

Last term Lonwijk played on loan at Fortuna Sittard and made a good impression despite a tough season for the team.

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The decision was made earlier this summer to have Lonwijk go and experience the Football League, and he is now featuring for the Pilgrims in League One.

And so far it has been a pretty solid start for Lonwijk, who has made 11 appearances so far.

The talented 19-year-old was on the bench for the first couple of games after signing, and came on as a substitute in the following two games.

But Lonwijk has now started and played 90 minutes in the last six league games for Argyle. And since he’s been in the team, they haven’t lost a game in the league, winning five and drawing one.

Lonwijk is rapidly becoming a real favourite at Home Park. And Argyle boss Schumacher is very pleased with what he has seen so far.

He said (Plymouth Live): “How good has he been since he came in the team? He hasn’t really put a foot wrong. He’s so calm for someone so young.

“He’s 19-years-old and nothing fazes him. You tell him ‘Nigel you are going to play left-side centre-back this week’ and he says ‘Okay, no problem.’

“You tell him ‘Nigel, you need to step in there with (Conor) Chaplin’ and he says ‘Yeah, no problem, got it.’ He just takes on information brilliantly. He’s a real quality player and has got a bright future.”

Lonwijk will likely be back starting for Plymouth in their next game against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

Great praise for Nigel Lonwijk with Wolves youngster’s loan spell at Plymouth going swimmingly

These are some really encouraging comments from Schumacher on Lonwijk.

Lonwijk has made really good progression since joining Wolves in January 2020.

The Dutchman is now into his second loan spell, and has seemingly taken to English football really well early doors.

The club have high hopes about Lonwijk. Physically he is very impressive, and he is also really strong on the ball.

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Potentially Wolves have a real gem on their hands if he can continue playing regularly.

Maybe next season he can perhaps go out on loan again to a Championship club. Obviously, there is lots of games to be played between now and the end of the season.

But that seems to be the next logical step should he continue on in this fashion.