Chelsea prospect Lewis Baker, who is on loan at MK Dons, netted his first goal in professional football on Tuesday night.
The 19-year-old started in central midfield for the League One promotion hopefuls after making his debut for the club against Coventry from the bench last Saturday.
It didn’t take long for the England Under-20 international to get the fans off their seat as he rifled a powerful shot into the top left-hand corner of the net to give the home side an early lead.
Unfortunately, Derbyshire outfit Chesterfield hit back in the second-half and ultimately picked up a vital three points as Sheffield Wednesday loanee Caolan Lavery struck in stoppage-time.
The result means MK Dons sit third, one point behind Preston North End in second, while Chesterfield thrust themselves back into the promotion picture as they sit just one point behind sixth-placed Doncaster Rovers.
Although the results – two losses – haven’t gone the way the supporters would have hoped since the Blues youngster has come in, the impact made by Baker has sparked optimism for the rest of the season as he integrates further into the squad.
If the Dons can step up their performance for the remaining 12 games, there is a good chance they will be promoted to the Championship for the first time in their brief history. However, if they’re to do that, they will need the likes of Baker to show why they are so highly-rated.
Good to see Chelsea loanee Lewis Baker on the scoresheet for MK Dons. Huge talent. Apparently it was a corker, too #cfc— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) March 3, 2015
I really like Lewis Baker he's going to be a TOP player and MK Dons is a great stage to learn your trade. Chelsea have a GEM !— Craig Honeyman (@Craig_Honeyman) March 3, 2015