Last Updated: Wed, 05 Dec 2012 09:43
Skipper Adam Lallana has praised 17-year-old left-back Luke Shaw, claiming he has done 'absolutely fantastic' in the Southampton side.
Saints boss Nigel Adkins has given the youngster an opportunity to hold down a regular first-team place at St Mary's this season and he has not disappointed by starting the last five matches.
Shaw's performances and attitude have caught the eye of everyone at the club and Lallana is in no doubt that his introduction to the side has helped the Saints' results on the pitch improve dramatically.
"The confidence and matureness he has for such a young kid is unbelievable," said Lallana in the Daily Echo.
He added: "He's come in and done absolutely outstanding. To think he's still 17 is unbelievable.
"Credit to him, his fitness is coming on. He lasted the full game (against Liverpool), so he's showing he's making giant strides forward in his fitness.
"We all know the ability that he's got. He's unbelievable for his age."
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