Paul Lambert insists he can always rely on Wolves youngster Bright Enobakhare

Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Lambert

The 18-year-old made his first appearance of the season during Wolverhampton Wanderers's draw with Preston.

Blackburn Rovers manager Paul LambertWolves manager Paul Lambert

Bright Enobakhare may have only made his first appearance of the season during Wolves' most recent game, but Paul Lambert has insisted that he already knows that he can rely on the 18-year-old, the Express and Star reports.

The Nigerian made seven appearances in the Championship last season, but failed to make it into the first-team during Walter Zenga's tenure or Rob Edwards' brief spell as caretaker.

However, Lambert surprised many by including the forward in his squad for the trip to face Preston North End at Deepdale, and gave him an hour to show what he could do.

And while Enobakhare was unable to break the deadlock, as the game finished goalless, Lambert explained how impressed he has been by the prospect.

Former Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert

"There'll be times when I dip him in and out, to protect him, but I always know I can rely on him to play," he said, as reported by the Express and Star.

"I think it's great for him, throwing him into the lion's den. There were flashes in the game where he looked exciting and in one-on-one situations he's got to be more of a risk-taker.

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"But he's only a baby, he's a kid. In the second half he picked it up a bit, he won us a corner when he did his bit of magic."

With Wolves struggling for goals from their strikers - Joe Mason and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson are the side's joint highest scoring forwards this term with just two strikes each - it may not be a surprise if Lambert turns to Enobakhare in the coming weeks in an attempt to get Wolves' season off and running after a very slow start.

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