Yerson Mosquera’s time at Wolves so far has not gone as he, or anybody, hoped.
The youngster was the very first signing of the Bruno Lage era, and there was quite a bit of excitement when he arrived.
Wolves apparently felt they had snagged a genuine bargain, with the Colombian costing £4.5 million from Atletico Nacional.
Mosquera looked very impressive in pre-season.
He was looking nice and tidy on the ball, and very aggressive in his defending.
Fans couldn’t wait to see him play in competitive games, and on September 22 he got his chance against Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup.
But he lasted just 10 minutes because he suffered a hamstring injury that turned out to be ‘high-grade’.
That has meant months of recovery and frustration for Mosquera, but last night he was able to experience his best moment since his arrival.
He turned out for the U23s for their PL2 match with Reading, and scored Wolves’ third goal of the game with a cracking header from a Luke Cundle corner.
A great moment for Yerson Mosquera, who’s been seriously unlucky at Wolves so far
It is great to see Mosquera not only getting back playing again, but scoring his first goal in Wolves colours.
It has not been an easy start for him at Molineux.
He actually picked up a minor hamstring injury during pre-season, before his serious setback against Spurs.
The South American looked really good in those pre-season outings. And fans will be hoping to get a glimpse of him in the Premier League before the season is out.
It remains to be seen if he’ll get much of a look-in. Wolves have been really good defensively on the whole this season, and Lage has seldom used anyone else besides Max Kilman, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss.