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Silva's delight at opening goalscoring account

Fabio Silva was delighted to have got his Wolves goal account underway by helping the under-21s into the knockout stages of the Papa John’s Trophy thanks to two goals against Doncaster Rovers.

The Portuguese forward took just 15 minutes to put his side in front before adding the winning finish moments before the full-time whistle went at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Despite dropping down from the first-team set-up and into the under-21s on Tuesday night, Silva displayed an attitude which belied his 18 years, acknowledging the move between the age categories is what’s needed to aid his development at the club.

On the victory against Doncaster

“Today was a very good day because I need to play and I need to score goals, but I think the most important thing was to help the team.

“That was the most important for me, but the two goals will give me confidence before the next games for the first-team.

“Whether I play here or play for the first-team, I have to do my job, I have to do the same; work every day and trust in the process to help the team.

“Today, it was with this team, and in the future it’s the first-team.”

On his match-winning goals

“It’s a process. It was good for me to play today, and in the future it will be good for me. I just have to keep working every day and the goals will happen as normal.

“The first one came at me very quick, and the second one, I believed. The centre back goes to the ball, but I believed and I scored a goal, so I’m very happy because I need to score goals as a striker.

“It’s very good for me to work with a player like Raul. I learn every day and the things we do in the training and the match will help me in the future.”

On settling into the club

“It’s amazing. It’s very easy to play here, because the players have helped me a lot, having the Portuguese players, so it’s very good to be here and I love it.

“It’s very cold here, but I like the places and the people in Wolverhampton, the fans are very good. They trust me and help me, and every time I score for the fans.

“At the start, my English was not very good, but I’m improving. I have a person to learn off every day, and when I’m outside of football, I am trying to improve my English.”

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On the challenge of English football

“The Premier League is the most competitive in the world. I think it’s very good for me, with my age, 18-years-old, to play in the Premier League. I think it’s very good and I’m very proud to be here.

“But it’s a process, and I think the most important is to work every day, learn with my teammates, the coach, and good things will happen in the future.

“It’s a good challenge and will help me for the future. I think this year is more to learn, to see more things and learn for the next years to improve my football and improve the things I learn.”

On the differences between Portugal

“When I came here, I loved the fans and when I go outside the training, I see the love of the fans for me, and that makes me very proud to do this. For me, it’s good because it gives me the power to do my job better and work very hard.

“It’s more physical and you have to think very quick, but I think it was good for me to learn in the Portugal league, and now I’m in another league, it’s completely different, but it’s good for the players to play in different leagues and learn different things.”