Tranmere boss Rob Edwards heaped praise on Cole Stockton after the striker helped Rovers to a 2-0 win at Wycombe Wanderers, Edwards’ first as a football manager.
The 20 year old opened the scoring in the 19th minute, deftly hooking the ball into the top corner from Max Power’s cross before Power himself doubled the lead in the second half.
Speaking to the club’s website after the game, Edwards said: “I’ve got lots of work to do with Cole but he’s somebody that has a ridiculous amount of potential.”
Following a strong pre-season campaign which included a superb chip against Everton, Stockton is off and running for the campaign and his manager believes that there is much more to come from the powerful forward.
“I challenged him, when I saw him, to score a variety of goals. I know he can score goal of the season contenders with that hammer of a right foot but it’s not all about that – it’s about scoring a variety of goals and that was a different type of goal from him.”
Stockton played the full 90 minutes at Adam’s Park after being substituted in the weekend defeat to Shrewsbury and Edwards was pleased with the striker’s contribution to the victory, saying: “Cole came off on Saturday because he looked like he was blowing. He looked like he was blowing tonight, too, but he was doing more of the things that I wanted him to do tonight.”