A man-of-the-match display from 20-year-old, David “Junior” Hoilett has moved Blackburn Rovers into seventh place in the Premier League.
Hoilett grabbed the second of Rovers’ two goals in a 2-0 victory over West Brom.
The winger made some fast-paced runs all game and was terrorising the Baggies’ defence. Just after half-time, A need chest down from Nikola Kalinic opened the door for Hoilett as he let fly from 20-yards out and the ball flew past the stranded Albion keeper.
Hoilett has appeared 37 times for Blackburn already in his career but has only just made a name for himself. The Canadian-born winger scored his first competitive goal for Rovers in a 3-1 win against Gillingham in August 2009.
Hoilett has also been shifted out on loan twice. He has played for SC Paderborn and FC St Pauli of Germany, where he made a combined 33 appearances and scored 7 goals.
Since then Hoilett has managed a handful of first team appearances, most recently coming in the 1-0 FA Cup Third Round win over Queens Park Rangers. Hoilett scored the only goal in that match.
The number 23 has made 17 appearances this season for Blackburn and netted 2 goals. This seems disappointing for a player of such attacking nature, but nevertheless once he has matured everyone at Blackburn Rovers is confident that he has the potential to go on to bigger things.
Former manager, Sam Allardyce, praised Hoilett’s ability following Sunday’s victory in front of Sky Sports cameras. He commented on how the young lad needed to find an end product, and now believes that he is almost there.
The game itself was an excellent one for Blackburn Rovers, who record their best league position for two years.
On 41 minutes, West Bromwich defender, Tamas, headed into his own net to send the home side ahead.
David Hoilett grabbed the winner in emphatic fashion as the ball sailed past Boaz Myhill in the West Brom goal.
If Sam Allardyce is correct, one should keep watching David Hoilett. The winger is able to play for Jamaica or Canada, unfortunately not England. He may not be able to establish himself on the world stage due to his nationality, but undoubtedly David Hoilett will be impressing fans of the Premier League in the very near future.