Pat Holland spoke highly of Alex Smith after the youngster's appearance for our Academy side at the weekend - one of three schoolboys on show against Watford.
The lads lost 1-0 in a tough encounter just three days after their FA Youth Cup heroics against Liverpool at Anfield.
Jamie Davis and Radwan Hamed also played and provided the positives for Pat in a narrow 1-0 defeat.
"Alex came on and did alright," reflected coach Pat. "I've not seen too much of him to be honest.
"He came on in an end of season game last season and played in midfield that day. He's a smashing kid, a right full-back and he did well, passed it well but it's too early to form an opinion.
"We ended up with three schoolboys on and it was a tough one for them, Watford are strong, still in the FA Youth Cup and a useful outfit. In thgat respect, it was good experience for them."