Regular promotion to Joyce's squad followed an injury lay-off and he did not disappoint, scoring twice at Old Trafford against Norwich City's Under-21s and also in the key final league fixture against Reading.
His first goal of the 2014/15 season came in the Manchester Senior Cup victory against Accrington Stanley after he did well to set up Tom Lawrence for an equaliser in the Under-21s' draw at Liverpool. Coach Joyce has revealed: "He needs a little bit more confidence but the lad is a clever footballer and he does finish well. He is clever when coming inside and he makes good runs that are hard to pick up. More often than not, he does finish too."