History beckons for Baggies teen

24 Aug

Tony Pulis praised the Baggies’ young guns despite their surprise cup exit to Northampton as Kane Wilson stands on the cusp of history.


West Brom: History beckons for Baggies teenWest Brom: History beckons for Baggies teen

The 16-year-old defender could become the first player born in the 21st century to feature in the Premier League after making his debut in the shock EFL Cup penalty shoot-out defeat on Tuesday.

Wilson, born in March 2000, replaced Everton loanee Brendan Galloway as Albion lost 4-3 on penalties following a 2-2 draw after extra-time at Sixfields.


Despite Albion’s exit, Pulis was pleased with his youngsters as 18-year-old Sam Field also made his first start.

“When Kane came on he showed some promise and that’s a bonus for us,” he said. “Kane was smashing. They are two young lads who have come through the academy and they were brilliant.

“Brendan also did well at left-back, he showed great promise and wanted to get forward. He has got a good left foot and Sam in midfield was exceptional especially as they are young lads and not used to the tempo of these games.”

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