Towie wrote:He is only 18, plenty of time for him to come good.
Stones is what 22? he is only finding real consistency this season.
He also made a lot of mistakes but now considered one of the leading CB's in the country.
Let's give the boy time before we start writing him off.
Don't think anyone's writing him off. Problem is no one knows if he's good, bad or indifferent because he's not getting match time at a decent level. Imo loaning someone out is pointless unless they are going to gain experience from it.
Difference between him and Stones is that Stones had already played regulatly for barnsley at 18 and joined Everton, where he was often a first team choice on the basis of his performances there. And he's come on in leaps and bounds this season. But he does have the benefit of working with the bloke who is widely regarded as one of the world's best coaches.
People who claim to be modest usually have a lot to be modest about.