Kenny Jackett has told Wolverhampton Wanderers’ official website that he always knew Ethan Ebanks-Landell would come good.
The 22-year-old dropped out of contention when Wolves brought in Mike Williamson on loan from Newcastle United, but after the experienced centre-back was recalled, he has gone straight back into the Midlands outfit’s starting line-up.
Ebanks Landell was excellent in Wolves 2-1 win against Rotherham United at the weekend, and Jackett insists that the youngster can cope in the first team.
“He staked his claim, and we all know Ethan will come good at some stage on a regular basis,” said Jackett.
“He’s got too much. Too much power, too much pace, he’s got a very good character and he can bring to ball out and pass as well.
“And where he was a threat on Saturday was the opposition box, he’s got a goal or two in him.
“He has too many attributes not to come good at some stage.”
Wolves leaked goals over the early part of the campaign, with their defence showing signs of naivety.
However, since Danny Batth’s return from injury they have tightened up – and they have proved to be very solid over recent weeks.
Wolves have conceded just four goals in their last six matches, and that has helped them pick up some positive results.
Ebanks-Landell will hope that he can continue to nail down his place in the starting line-up over the coming weeks, with Jackett side’s next match coming against Nottingham Forest.