Nottingham Forest winger Alex Mighten was handed a first League One start for Sheffield Wednesday in their 3-0 win over Morecambe on Tuesday night.
The talented youngster joined the Owls on a season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day and has now made three outings.
Mighten desperately needs regular game time and he’s a player that has a lot of potential to unleash.
Although the 20-year-old has made 66 appearances for the Reds, he’s struggled to hold down a regular place in the team.
Mighten is relatively raw and has managed just four goals and two assists from his outings in the Garibaldi.
It would appear that he was given a tough assignment on his first league start for Wednesday.
Morecambe are yet to win a game during 2022/23 and they were no match for the Owls.
It would appear that Mighten did struggle though and he will need to adapt to playing in a new division.
Yorkshire Live gave him a 5/10 for his performance and suggested that he struggled throughout the clash.
In their player ratings piece, they wrote: “Handed his first start by Darren Moore. Was utilised on the right flank. Morecambe did a good job of keeping him quiet. A tough evening for the young man.”
The Sheffield Star, provided a similar assessment, merely stating: “It wasn’t really his night.”
Mighten handed first start
It’s fair to say that the Forest man will need to improve – and he will.
The Reds have high hopes for Mighten and he must showcase that he’s got what it takes to make an impact on Trentside.
At 20, the academy graduate will need to start kicking on and Wednesday should provide him with the perfect opportunity.
The Owls will be one of the better outfits in League One and they will win more games than they lose.
Mighten should therefore be playing in a team that has a lot of the ball and he should get plenty of chances to shine.
It’s been a slow start for the Forest performer and the challenge now is to park his current outings and start showcasing his undoubted ability.