Clive Allen was full of praise for Mark Wright after our Under-17 skipper's second reserve team appearance this week.
Just two days after his 30-yard screamer helped the U17s into the semi-finals of the FA Premier Academy League play-offs, Mark was putting another marker down with a solid display for Clive's men at Charlton.
"Mark's done very well," said Clive. "He's obviously a naturally left-sided player, he's a left-back in the old-fashioned mode where he defends well, he distributes the ball well and I'm sure the introduction into the reserves has been a big boost for his confidence.
"It's very important to be able to defend properly and you need to have those things in your locker. If you are solid and steady there the rest will follow on."