Fulham manager Felix Magath sprung quite a surprise for today’s match against Cardiff City, giving Cauley Woodrow his debut for the Cottagers.
But who exactly is he? For those eager to find out more, here are five facts about the Fulham youngster.
1) Woodrow is a 19-year-old striker who trained as a schoolboy with Tottenham Hotspur. From there he played youth football for Buckhurst Hill before moving to Conference side Luton Town in 2008.
2) Woodrow made his senior debut for Luton 12 days after his 16th birthday. This came after he netted six times in one match in the qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup. Four months after his Luton debut he signed for Fulham for a reported six-figure fee.
3) While still at Luton, Woodrow became the first non-league player since 1974 to win a full England age-group cap, when he was called up to England’s under-17 squad.
4) Woodrow is highly-rated at Craven Cottage and has a contract with the club until 2016. He has played a key role in the success of Fulham’s under-18s and now looks set to make an impact on the first-team.
5) The teenager spent a loan spell at Southend earlier this season, making 21 appearances and scoring four goals.