Southampton have established themselves as a production line for young talent and fans at St Mary’s have been given a fresh reason to get excited, following a superb debut from teenager Josh Sims.
The 19-year-old took just 41 seconds to shine on his Premier League debut, setting up Charlie Austin for the only goal of the game and giving Southampton all three points in their clash with Everton.
Sims ended up winning the Man of the Match award for the game, which is a tremendous achievement after five years working his way through the Saints’ illustrious youth academy before making his debut in yesterday’s win.
Naturally, Sims was delighted with his performance and took to social media after the game to celebrate his accomplishments.
Over the moon! Unbelievable experience, delighted to get MOTM on my debut and to get 3 points…dreams come true!
— Josh Sims (@simsjosh12) November 27, 2016
Sims, who has earned a wealth of experience with England’s U17 and U18 sides, will now be looking to kick-on and earn further opportunities in the Southampton first-team and things look promising, with the youngster earning a wealth of plaudits for his performance.
Well played Josh Sims. An excellent performance from yet another exciting prospect from the Southampton academy.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 27, 2016
Enjoyed that! We have our soul back. Great to see Josh Sims given his debut. Other academy players know they have a chance #SaintsFC
— Ed Chamberlin (@chamberlinsport) November 27, 2016
Name: Josh Sims ????
Age: 19 ????
Club: Southampton ⭐
Time needed to assist: 41 seconds ????
— Virgin Media (@virginmedia) November 27, 2016
Still buzzing after that win yesterday. Thank you Josh Sims. He looks like one for the future. @simsjosh12
— Dan Withey (@randomdan123) November 28, 2016
It was the Josh Sims show today at saint Marys! ⚽ #soueve
— Jonathan Jones (@Sweetwoo) November 28, 2016
Josh Sims was incredible on his Premier League debut for Southampton today good assist but his work rate was sublime a real talent.
— Josh Bunting (@Distillerymad) November 28, 2016