Former Ipswich Town youth player Tawanda Chirewa marked his Premier League debut for Wolves last night. The 20-year-old entered the game as a late substitute in a goalless draw against Brighton at Amex Stadium under the management of Gary O’Neil.

Chirewa had previously made his senior debut as a substitute in an FA Cup match against Brentford earlier in the month, showcasing his talent after standing out for Wolves’ under-21 team and spending several games as an unused substitute.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Gary O’Neil, expressing satisfaction, stated, “Tawanda has demonstrated his capabilities in training, and I’m pleased for him. The team and the lads are happy for him to have made his debut.”

Acknowledging the significance of the achievement, O’Neil added, “Getting a debut in a team and squad as talented as this, especially for a young player coming through the academy, is a major accomplishment. I’m pleased for him.”

Chirewa departed Ipswich Town to join Molineux last summer, declining a new contract offer from Portman Road. The Blues received a compensation fee for the talented attacker. In his time with Ipswich, he made three appearances, with his debut coming off the bench against Colchester United in the Papa John’s Trophy, making him the club’s second-youngest first-team player at 16 years and 31 days, just behind Connor Wickham.

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