Experienced defender Michael Turner has been impressed with academy product Joe Widsmith and offered words of encouragement during today’s pre-match press conference.
Wildsmith has made back to back starts in the Championship and registered his first clean sheet in the midweek draw with Bolton.
And Turner, who has over 400 career appearances under his belt, says Wildsmith has not looked out of place in the first team set-up.
“He took it all in his stride to be honest,” Turner said.
“He’s a young lad coming into the team and you probably wouldn’t tell that he’s 19.
“In the last two games, I sat and watched one and played in the other and thought he did really well.
“He can take confidence from that and hopefully that will put him in a good place going forward in his career.”