Left-back Lewis Strapp joined Elgin City on a loan that runs until January last Friday and made his debut from the start in a 3-2 win at home to Clyde the following day.
The defender provided an assist with a low cross for Chris McLeish to make it 2-2 as the Borough Briggs side fought back from two down to claim three points, and he received widespread acclaim for his performance.
Elgin boss Jim Weir told the Northern Scot: “He’s a boy in a man’s body. You can see that physically, he’s strong and that will do him the world of confidence.
“We are just delighted that Morton and Jim Duffy have given us the pleasure of working with the kid. For 17 he showed a lot of composure on the ball and looked to get forward.”
Former Celtic, Sheffield Wednesday, and Swindon Town midfielder Jon-Paul McGovern is now Elgin’s skipper, and he also waxed lyrical about 17-year-old Lewis’s first start.
He said: “Lewis was absolutely fantastic. There were a couple of times in the first half where he has pulled the ball down instead of just knocking it on.
“He took it on, he drove the team forward and he’s put the cross in for the second goal. It was great to see from such a young boy.”
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