George Saville opened his Middlesbrough account on his home debut for the club.
Indeed, the 25-year-old was on the scoresheet in Boro’s 2-0 win over Bolton Wanderers at the Riverside Stadium on Wednesday night.
Saville joined Boro on loan from Millwall during the summer, and actually managed 10 Championship goals for the Lions last season.
Boro desperately needed to pick up all three points in order to stay in touch with division leaders Leeds United, and that was indeed the case.
There were a number of impressive performers for Tony Pulis’ side on Wednesday night, and there is no question that Saville falls into that category.
The midfielder was on the scoresheet, but it was his overall display in a central position that impressed the most.
Whilst Saville is enjoying life at the Riverside, the 5ft 10in ace’s parent club Millwall are really struggling.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Boro fans can be seen below:
I’m already very fond of you, George.
— Rob Scott (@RobSc0tt) September 19, 2018
— Toria 🦁✨ (@VAWilkinson) September 19, 2018
Man of the match by a country mile mate , that block in the box was as good as the goal 👏🏻👏🏻
— Craig (@CraigCraigboddy) September 19, 2018
I was very impressed last night … seemed to find them pockets upfront . But defensively was very solid, Reminds me of a young Barry Robson . And that’s a serious compliment.#UTB
— Paul Broomfield (@broomy21) September 20, 2018
Good start George 👏🏽 UTB🔴
— ellie 🍍 (@ellie9393) September 20, 2018
Top lad!! Keep it going UTB
— david connelly (@davidco64673977) September 20, 2018
Great start to life on teeside sav great 3 points and a goal to your name well played lad UTB
— wayne burnett (@wanaldinho) September 20, 2018
U played class tonight 👍
— Craig Foster (@fozzybear698) September 19, 2018