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Waters to Remain As Impact Player

4 March 2014

Steve will take his time with talented youngster

Steve Davis has told the club’s official web-site that he believes that young Billy Waters is not quite there physically to start his first game for the club. The club’s latest Academy graduate to the first-team has certainly caught the eye with some positive substitute performances. He received the plaudits for his lively appearance against Swindon on Saturday and his impact helped salvage a point for the Railwaymen.

Waters scored twice for the Under-21s against Sheffield United on Monday and is certainly pressing for his full debut. Davis is just concerned that the 19-year-old may find it difficult to get through his first 90 minutes at first-team level.

Steve told “Billy has been doing well for the Under-21s for a period now but he has his ups and downs as well in training. Sometimes he can be very good and other days not so good. It is that consistency that can happen with young players. 

“There is certainly something there and I’ve always been a supporter of him here because I think he can be a player. When he has been inconsistent there are some who scratching their heads and not sure if he is going to transfer what he does in training into the first team.

“I am 99% sure he is a good player and I will keep pushing him as much as I can and back that judgement.

“He just needs time and we will continue to introduce him at the right time. I am not sure if he will would last 90 minutes for the first team because it is a massive step up from the Under-21s.

The boss added: “As an impact player for half an hour or so, he has made a good impact. He can score or make a goal and we will take our time with him so he is right physically to cope with that step up.”

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