Dundee fans can expect to see a lot more of Craig Wighton this season.
The 16-year-old striker made his debut with nine minutes to go in the 2-0 win at Cowdenbeath.
And the striker, who scored a hat-trick for Scotland U/17 against Slovenia last month, has been told he’ll be involved a lot more at Dens.
“Craig has been doing really well with Scotland,” said Dee manager John Brown.
“He’s been waiting for his chance and you could see wee glimpses.
“He’s only 16 but he’s going to get a bigger involvement with the first team between now and the end of the season.”
Dundee’s goals at Central Park came from Craig Beattie and Ryan Conroy.
And the manager was delighted with his side as they claimed their first away win in the Championship.
“We created enough chances. Their keeper has made four or five great saves to keep them in it.
“But we stuck at it and were well deserving of the three points.
“We started well with Beattie and MacDonald then they got in about us and made it difficult.
“But, once we got into the second half, we created a number of chances and were rock solid.
“I don’t think Cowdenbeath had many opportunities so we were happy with that, especially as Central Park is a tough place to visit.
“They turned over Falkirk while Raith needed a goal six minutes into injury time to win against them so it’s a great three points.
“All the teams above us won so we had to make sure we were still in the pack with them.
“But we’re now winning games, starting to score and putting in good performances we’re showing good form.”
Beattie opened the scoring with a spectacular strike, lobbing home keeper Thomas Flynn from 35 yards. “It was a great strike,” John commented.
“We heard the keeper has a tendency to be off his line and Craig, with his good experience, has managed to score a fantastic strike.”
The Dark Blues visit Dumbarton on Saturday and the manager wants more of the same.
“We have a tough game at Dumbarton. They’ve picked up some good results and I know they’ll be disappointed at losing on Saturday against Raith Rovers at home.
“We got to go there and show the same commitment as we did at Cowdenbeath.”