A victory over Norwich City in which he scored his first goal for Wolves under-23, saw Lewis Richards end the year on a high.
The defender, who has regularly been involved in first-team squads throughout 2020 – including a place on the bench for the knockout stages of the Europa League as Wolves reached the quarter-finals of the major European competition – set the development side on their way to a 2-1 win against the Canaries on Monday afternoon.
Richards, a 19-year-old Republic of Ireland youth international, hammered the ball into the roof of the net after a quick counter-attack and was delighted to have finished 2020 in a positive manner.
On ending 2020 with a win
“I thought it was a really good team performance. It was the last game before Christmas, so we all wanted to go out with a win, and I’m really happy for the lads.
“We were unlucky with the goal we conceded, because I thought defensively we were really good. I was impressed with Christian [Marques], having played them and lost to them on Friday night, the lads that played them gave a good reaction.
“I thought we were unlucky to concede, but I’m really happy.”
On his first under-23s goal
“I’m happy with that. I’ve got to thank my teammate Luke [Cundle], because he got his head up and found me, but it’s always good to score.
“We’re always practicing that in training, but I was in the right place at the right time to score.”