Nottingham Forest youngster Jonathan Panzo starred for Coventry City as they defeated Middlesbrough 1-0 yesterday.
It’s been a turbulent start to 2022/23 for Mark Robins and his team but now they’re up and running.
With rugby taking centre stage at their stadium, the Sky Blues saw several games postponed in the early weeks of the season.
Now, they will be looking to climb the Championship table quickly and start fulfilling their potential.
Panzo was added to the Forest ranks during the January transfer window, with Steve Cooper managing him before.
The 21-year-old was part of the England under-17 squad that won the World Cup back in 2017 under the Forest head coach.
Game time came at a premium last season and he made just one appearance for the Reds at Hull on the final day.
Following promotion to the Premier League, it was always unlikely that he would remain at the club for the 2022/23 campaign.
A loan seemed very likely and in Coventry, he’s joined a club that operates a similar system to that which Cooper deploys at Forest.
Panzo has quickly become a regular during his loan spell and yesterday he was outstanding.
Who Scored confirmed that he made seven clearances, three tackles and also won two headers.
Panzo is also comfortable playing out from the back and attempted 50 passes yesterday with a success rate of 68%.
Panzo starred for Coventry and Forest will be watching
The youngster looks set to be a big player for the Reds in the coming years but first, he must prove himself on loan.
Panzo signed for Forest from Dijon where he made his mark on the first team after joining from Monaco.
Now, he will hope to make an impact in England and it’s a case of so far, so good for the centre-back at Coventry.
Panzo looks like a bright player for the future and he could become a future star on Trentside if his loan spell at Coventry continues in such fashion.