I expect if he had come through the Wednesday youth teams those saying he won a competition would be saying he looks like the next Carlton Palmer. Dismissing a 19 year old, making his first appearance in professional football, against a hard working in your face lower league side was harsh in my opinion. Even Patrice Evra couldn’t hack the pace of English football and got hauled off at half time in his first game as he kept giving the ball away.
Clearly Fizz was left on for as long as possible yesterday as a learning experience which will hopefully do him the world of good.
I expect we won’t see him in the first team again until the next round of the cup.
Personally I think he has potential, only 19 and outmuscled and out ran older and more experienced players. Needs to get up to speed with the pace of professional football, particularly the hustle and bustle of lower league football. And have a better understanding of his team mates movements, or lack of it, to help make the right decisions when passing the ball. Also just to add playing as a box to box midfielder without any striker movement ahead of him was probably a new experience for him too