Fulham coach Slavisa Jokanovic has admitted Luca de la Torre’s performance on Tuesday did catch his eye ahead of the weekend.
The youngster was given a rare start for the Cottagers and he repaid the former Watson boss by scoring his first goal for the club.
Fulham overcame Millwall thanks to goals from De La Torre, Joe Bryan and Cyrus Christie, while 15-year-old Harvey Elliott made his debut and became the club’s youngest ever player.
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Fulham take on Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday and Jokanovic has suggested De La Torre could now be in his plans.
He told reporters: “He played well. Two assists, one goal. I didn’t have space to give him so many chances but he never stop pushing forward and he showed the personality and professionalism at the training ground.
“He is enjoying scoring his first goal, like Joe Bryan who played very good too, and we will find some conclusion and see how we can use different players in different moments or in different shapes.
“We are open for all the variations during the year and we will check if some of the options can play this way or not in the future. It depends on many things. Luca is strong, healthy and pushes really strong, waiting for the chance.
“I cannot promise anything, but he showed many positive things.”