Kenny Jackett has told the Express and Star that he is pleased with the progress that Ethan Ebanks-Landell has made at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The youngster has played 21 times in all competitions for Wolves this season, with Jackett showing great faith in the central-defender.
And the 54-year-old manager has been particularly pleased with the improvements that Ebanks-Landell has made in possession.
“His distribution has consistently improved as well and that’s a big thing,” Jackett said.
“He has the ability though to bring the ball out and distribute effectively, even on his left foot, which has improved.”
Jackett demands that his Wolves side look to retain possession, so it is important for their defenders to be capable with the ball at their feet.
Despite his progression, Ebanks-Landell could be set to drop out of first-team contention in the coming weeks.
The 22-year-old has played a great amount of football recent, but Jackett’s options at the back are set to increase.
With Mike Williamson returning from injury, it seems likely that the experienced centre-back will come back into Wolves’ starting line-up, as the Midlands side look to tighten up defensively for the rest of the campaign.