Remember the name Max Kilman?
Max Kilman, who was man of the match for Wolves in last night’s Premier League win at Leeds, had a trial at Stoke before heading to Maidenhead.
The 23-year-old centre-back joined Wolves in the spring of 2018 and after 11 fleeting appearances last season, has now started their last two in the top flight, 1-0 wins over Fulham and Leeds.
The Times reported: “The 23-year-old Wolverhampton Wanderers centre back was excellent, and just pipped his captain, Conor Coady, for man of the match. He made Wolves’ second-half goal with a long diagonal pass to Raúl Jiménez and constantly read the danger in the swarms of Leeds attacks.
“As befits somebody whose father is an art dealer who plays poker on the side and his mother a former catwalk model, Kilman has not taken the traditional pathway to the top division in the land. He was released by Fulham’s academy, studied at the University of Hertfordshire, played non-League football but never gave up his elite dream, and was signed by Nuno Espírito Santo two years ago. He’s learnt under Nuno but had to bide his time, spending many games watching from the bench. That is why last night seemed like a breakthrough for him, showing he could handle such sustained pressure.”