Southampton under-21 boss Radhi Jaïdi has told the club's official website that Ryan Seager made a 'statement' with his most recent performance for the club's development side.
Seager has missed the bulk of the season so far, after picking up an injury, but made his first appearance against Leicester City on Monday night, and impressed.
The striker scored twice in a 3-1 victory against the Foxes, and Jaïdi says that he is delighted to have him available for selection.
“Even though fitness wise he’s not at 100 per cent, you saw him make it difficult for the centre-backs with very clever movement and he scored the goals,” Jaïdi said.
“That’s the statement. I’m very happy for him to come back from injury and hopefully he will build up from there. Hopefully he will get back to his normal fitness level quickly."
Southampton's win over Leicester ensured that they continued their unbeaten start to the new campaign.
The Saints' academy has been one of the most productive youth systems in England, with a number of players emerging through their ranks to become first-team stars, and it seems that there is plenty more talent where that came from.
Seager is one of the players most likely to make a breakthrough in the future - and he expressed his delighted at making such an impact on his return on social media site Twitter.
The 19-year-old made two appearances for Southampton's first-team last term, and he will be hoping to get back into the group again in the near future.