Sullay Kaikai has made an extremely positive start to life on loan at Brentford this season, only adding to his growing reputation away at Wolves yesterday, where he scored the Bees only goal.
Whilst plenty of Palace fans had voiced their frustration with Alan Pardew for sending the young attacker out on loan again, this latest temporary stint away from SE25 appears to be showcasing Sullay as a player who could easily make the step up to the Premier League in the next six months or so.
Having passed the tests thrown at him in the lower leagues during recent campaigns, Kaikai now appears to be taking the challenges posed by English football’s second tier in his stride, earning positive reviews from the vast majority of Brentford despite having only moved to Griffin Park a matter of weeks ago.
Whilst yesterday’s result didn’t exactly go the way he and his teammates will have planned, Sullay has every right to be pleased with his own personal efforts, after spanking a shot high into the roof of the goal when faced with a dauntingly tight shooting angle on the left-hand side of the Wolves penalty area.
With the score poised at 2-0 when Kaikai struck for the West Londoners, he can take credit for offering them a feasible route back into the match, but for all their efforts, it was Walter Zenga’s men who put the game to bed in the 90th minute through Ivan Cavaleiro.
There is no reason to suggest that Kaikai won’t continue to gain positive feedback throughout his time with Brentford, which will hopefully lead to him graduating into a role within the Palace first-team for the entirety of the 2017/18 Premier League season. That sort of structured progression seldom occurs in the helter-skelter world of modern football, but Sullay is doing everything within his power to make it happen.