Neil Redfearn believes Leeds United youngster Alex Mowatt has the ability to become a mainstay for the side.
The Whites boss has put a lot of faith in Mowatt, who he has developed since youth-team level, and it has already paid dividends.
The 19-year-old has shone in Leeds' recent matches and was nominated for the Championship's Player of the Month award for November.
It was an example of the quality the midfielder possesses and Redfearn believes he will become a prominent figure in the team if he continues to progress.
"He’s got himself established, Alex. He’s used to his surroundings now," Redfearn said to Leeds' official site. "He realises now that he’s got the ability to be in there as a mainstay and he’s part of a midfield that is a top midfield, a top young midfield.
"Perhaps what he lacks in experience, he’s got in legs and energy and aggression, touch, technique and skill."
Mowatt has admitted that having Redfearn as his boss has helped him, as the 49-year-old gives instills plenty of confidence in him - and it has showed thus far.
The Yorkshire outfit have been in much better form since Redfearn's arrival as permanent boss and will be looking to kick on after beating league-leaders Derby County last weekend.
Leeds face a tough challenge tomorrow, though, as they face off against an in-form Ipswich Town side who are currently second in the table.