AARON Holloway was described as an “early work in progress” by Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth after the striker made his long-awaited first start for the club.

The former Wales youth international has impressed in fleeting appearances as a substitute and proved a useful target man as he lasted more than an hour against Coventry City last night.

Ainsworth said there is plenty of untapped potential inside the striker and he wants to get the best out of the former Cardiff man.

He said: “Aaron was a real thorn in the side of Coventry’s defence tonight. He’s shown us what he could potentially be.

“He’s a very, very early work in progress. We spotted something in him that nobody else has seen yet and we are willing to work on that.

“This will take time because he’s had a lot of injuries in his career and he needs a home, he needs nurturing and looking after. We are prepared to do that here.

“He’s shown glimpses of what he could be. If he carries on the way we are thinking, he could be one hell of a player.”