SEVENTEEN year-old Lewis Strapp impressed Elgin City manager Jim Weir with his debut for the Black and Whites on Saturday.
The Morton defender, on loan to City until January, set up a goal and showed great maturity in the Moray side’s 3-2 win against Clyde.
“He’s a boy in a man’s body,” said Weir. “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 (manager Duffy) have given us the pleasure of working with the kid.”
Elgin fought back from 2-0 down to beat Clyde in a thrilling match at Borough Briggs.
Elgin City TV highlights above show Strapp crossing for Chris McLeish’s equalising goal, and also setting up a chance for sub Jordan Allan just before Brian Cameron’s penalty winner.
“For 17 he showed a lot of composure on the ball. He looked to get forward and he’s a strong boy for his age,” Weir added.
The City manager also hopes two goals in two games for striker McLeish will provide a spark for the Perth-based front man to keep on scoring for his team.
“I felt there was a difference in him during the week when he worked up front with Brian (Cameron) and got a goal against Hibs.
“When he came back from pre-season he was not quite there and that was showing in his game. The strikers were suffering in general.
“But during the week and today he got his rewards. He was much more like his old self from the early part of last season.”