Middlesbrough midfielder Lewis Wing has been nominated for two awards for his performances in the Carabao Cup fourth round.
Wing scored the only goal of the game in Middlesbrough’s 1-0 win over Premier League side Crystal Palace in the last round of the Carabao Cup, securing their place in the Quarter-Final, and has been recognised for his contribution.
The Carabao Cup’s official Twitter account announced the nominees for their ‘Player of the Round’ featuring Boro’s Lewis Wing competing alongside Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son, and Scott Fraser of Burton Albion, all of whom will be playing in this years’ Quarter-Final, with ties to take place in mid-December.
Along with his nomination for player of the round, Wing has also been nominated for goal of the round. His 25-yard screamer was the decisive goal in the tie, and is up against Bournemouth’s Junior Stanislas, Norwich’s Onel Hernandez, Jake Hesketh of Burton Albion and Heung-Min Son is also in with a chance of winning in both categories, with one of his goals against West Ham up for this award.
Wing was playing in the ninth tier of English football just one year ago, and his rise has been meteoric to say the least. His goal against Palace meant he was given a chance from the bench on Saturday away at Stoke, and he will be hoping he can start the next Championship game when they face Wigan Athletic at The Riverside on Saturday.
Middlesbrough are set to play Burton Albion at home in the Quarter Final of the Carabao Cup on the 18th December.