Sorinola can replicate Nombe after brilliant Fulham display

Matthew Sorinola harries the Fulham defence
Matthew Sorinola harries the Fulham defence

After seeing Sam Nombe burst onto the scene at MK Dons, Matthew Sorinola cam make a similar impression after his glowing performance against Fulham on Tuesday night.

The 18-year-old, in his first year as a professional, stole the show from a returning Jordan Moore-Taylor with his excellent performance at right wingback in the 1-0 win. Involved in almost every attack on the right flank, Sorinola, who was making his first team debut, showed glimpses into a bright future.

Matthew Sorinola made his first team debut against Fulham U21s

Matthew Sorinola made his first team debut against Fulham U21s

After seeing Sam Nombe and David Kasumu make a similar impression on manager Paul Tisdale this season, Moore-Taylor said Sorinola did everything right against Fulham.

He said: "These types of games and this competition gives the chance for the younger lads to impress. You saw how well Sam did at Stevenage – coming in and taking his chance. And with Matt, it's a credit to him how well he did at right wing-back."

His manager also praised the youngster, adding: "He did really well – he's come off with cramp but that's not a surprise for someone who hasn't been playing a lot of football. He's a young talented player. He made some great decisions, he's a really good footballer. He's diminutive, but makes up for it with speed of thought and hunger to get the ball. That counts for a lot.

"There aren't many players who just drop in and it's a straight line to success. As a youngster, you have peaks and troughs and long spells of hoping and wishing and wondering whether it will happen. Nights like tonight will give him that confidence, it's a big night for him."