Pat Holland was delighted with the performance of goalkeeper Tommy Forecast in the Academy's fine win against Aston Villa - and quickly dished out praise for his coach Perry Suckling.
The young stopper produced one of his best displays as the Under-18s toppled highly-fancied Villa 2-1 on Saturday.
"I was delighted with Tommy," said Pat. "He's had a tough season but just recently in training he's beginning to step up a little and it culminated on Saturday against Villa where he kept us in the game in the first half. I was really pleased for him.
"Perry's done a first class job. On a personal note he's been terrific for me working with him.
"He has great enthusiasm, a workaholic and he's does a lot for everyone, for me, for the reserves when he's needed and every club needs someone like him.
"He's got so much enthusiasm plus that knowledge of his position.
"It first started for him with Rob Burch and Shwan Jalal and his work with those two was top drawer. Hopefully he'll get the best out of Tommy this season and Tommy will get something out of it at the end of the year."