Theo Corbeanu scored his first goal for MK Dons yesterday, as the Wolves youngster announced himself at the League One side.
The Canada international has just joined the club, after Wolves decided to end his loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday early.
It was felt that Corbeanu could be a better fit somewhere else. He had been playing as a wing-back for the Owls.
Corbeanu joined MK Dons on January 7.
He would then make his debut for the club against AFC Wimbledon a few days later.
Corbeanu made a good impression on his first outing. He actually received a standing ovation when he was substituted off late on.
And yesterday against Portsmouth, Corbeanu gave the fans another reason to get to their feet.
The star popped up on the edge of the box to unleash a piledriver of a strike that flew in off the crossbar.
It was a fantastic hit from the talented 19-year-old, who is off to a great start in Buckinghamshire.
Manager Liam Manning said of the Wolves youngster (via MK Dons official website): “It’s a terrific strike. He’s a terrific character, which is what has been so appealing about him. He’s desperate to learn, he’s hungry to have an impact. You forget how young he is as well.
“He’s stepped up in front of God knows how many people were here today and delivered a moment of real high quality, which, rightly so, wins us the match.
Theo Corbeanu must build on wonderful goal against Portsmouth
Theo Corbeanu must now build on his fantastic first goal for MK Dons.
The youngster is off to a great start for the club. It’s good that he is playing in a more natural wing position.
Wolves have high hopes for Corbeanu, who was handed his Premier League debut by Nuno Espirito Santo at the end of last season.
If he can finish the season strongly while playing regularly, then perhaps he might force Bruno Lage to get him involved with the first-team next season.
He’s dipped his toe in the Premier League already. Hopefully that will serve as his motivation.