On Tuesday night, West Brom faced a second game in the space of a week against Millwall but this time it was in the Carabao Cup which meant Baggies boss Slaven Bilic rotated his side.
One of the changes saw young Dara O’Shea earn a start in at the heart of the defence alongside Semi Ajayi, to make his senior debut for the club.
The 20-year-old has risen through the ranks in the academy setup and has enjoyed two spells away from the club, firstly with Hereford United and then with Exeter City last season where he made a name for himself.
Even though the Baggies were defeated, it appears that O’Shea’s showing was a shining light with many fans that left the Hawthorns on Tuesday night praising him.
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One supporter said it was one of the best debuts he had seen in years which was echoed by another who said it was like watching a young Jonny Evans.
O’Shea was also described as being one of the three best players on the pitch after he looked extremely composed. A further fan stated that he could make his mark this season and beyond as a result.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
My motm without doubt. Should be pushing taking semi’s spot come Saturday
— jack (@jackggriffiths) August 14, 2019
Played very well Dara, you wouldn’t of known it was your debut. Very composed!
— Sam Palmer (@Palmersamcheese) August 14, 2019
First of many @dara_oshea_ definitely someone who can make the mark this year and beyond ???
— Luke Stokes (@lukestokes84) August 14, 2019
One of the best debuts I’ve seen in years well done ?⚽️⚽️
— @Thomasc99494974 (@Thomasc99494971) August 15, 2019
Best thing you was on that night going to a cracking player
— Snappa (@snappa_93) August 15, 2019
And a very good debut too,a big future ahead,well done ????
— Paul Slater (@SlatePaul) August 14, 2019
Hold your head high mate, you were one of the best three players on the pitch. Played extremely well for your age and looked composed and someone who can pick a pass from the back.?
— Bobcat19631 (@Bobcat19631) August 14, 2019
You was MOTM absolutely outstanding performance, it was like watching a young Johnny Evans! Well done Dara ?
— DaZ_GuEsT (@DarrenGuest7) August 14, 2019