Herbie Kane isn’t being spoken about quite as much as his performances this season warrant.
The Liverpool loanee produced a goal and an assist in another superb performance for Doncaster Rovers during Tuesday night’s 3-0 win over Southend United.
Kane signed for the League One club in search of regular first team football in the summer, having been a prominent fixture in Liverpool’s U23s team last season.
He has since managed 36 appearances across all competitions, with his initial half-season deal being extended until the end of the 2018/2019 campaign in December. At the same time as agreeing a longer stay, the 20-year-old was also rewarded for his development with a new long-term deal at Anfield.
Seven goals and nine assists have seen the midfielder emerge as one of Grant McCann’s key players amid Doncaster’s push for a play-off spot.
His first notable contribution against Southend arrived in the 55th minute, when he cleverly nutmegged his marker before feeding the run of eventual scorer Mallik Wilks.
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He then wrapped up a 3-0 win in the 73rd minute when he broke into the box to meet John Marquis’ cross for a simple tap-in.
The victory sees Doncaster move four points clear of sixth-placed Peterborough and two points behind fifth-placed Charlton, with a game in hand.
For all the attention Harry Wilson is getting for his outstanding season at Derby, it’s probably worth keeping one eye on Kane in the meantime.