Sheffield Wednesday got their pre-season off to a winning start on Friday.
Jos Luhukay's quest to give youth a chance continued as Sheffield Wednesday travelled to Lincoln City on Friday.
As well as Jordan Thorniley and Ashley Baker - two Under-23 players who featured regularly in the Owls' squad towards the end of last season - academy products Jack Lee and Alex Hunt were handed starts at Sincil Bank.
And it was midfielder Hunt - a finalist alongside Reading's Danny Loader and eventual winner Ryan Sessegon of Fulham for last season's LFE Apprentice of the Year award - who caught the eye of some Wednesday supporters present in Lincolnshire.
Despite being distinctively slight in stature, the 18-year-old was not afraid to throw his weight around and also impressed with his range of passing during a 45-minute cameo.
This is what's being said about him on Twitter...
Alex Hunt looks a very bright prospect Dom— David Turner (@dcturner71) 13 July 2018
Dreadful pal but this Alex hunt early days but he looks some player— ian schofield (@ianscho70) 13 July 2018
Alex Hunt looks bob on. Almen Abdi missing... imagine my surprise #swfc— ~~~ (@JOELH0LMES) 13 July 2018
Alex Hunt gave a decent account of himself in the 1st half. Showed his range of passing— Peter Dadswell (@Dadders) 13 July 2018
Much better second half. Preston & Hunt both look decent players hope they get some more game time #swfc— Rhys Nuttall (@rwn1992) 13 July 2018
Second half was the Bannan and fezzi show ! Very impressed with baker hunt and few of the other young lads. Some positives for sure #swfc— Caulkett (@Caulkett92) 13 July 2018
Half-time substitute Fernando Forestieri scored the game's only goal shortly after half-time to ensure victory for Sheffield Wednesday.
Can Hunt force his way into Sheffield Wednesday's side this season?