Date: 22nd November 2016 at 12:21pm
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Head coach Mike Phelan may have been disappointed with the result against Sunderland last weekend, but he was pleased with Josh Tymon’s Premier League debut in the game.

The 17 year old has worked his way through our Academy steadily over the past few years, and having made a couple of Cup appearances for Hull over the last 12 months as he continued his development, Phelan gave him his top flight bow last Saturday and the gaffer was pleased to see that he didn’t look overly out of place.

Speaking to the Official Site to talk about the Hull born youngster following is bow, the gaffer admitted he was one of the positives that could be taken from the defeat.

‘Josh has been ready to play and he has been patient enough. It was time to give a young player an opportunity. We all remember our league debuts and Josh will remember his because I thought he did extremely well. He was up against an experienced player but I thought he handled it well. The excitement of the day and moment probably tired him a little bit and that is why we ended up changing things in the second half, feeling as though we could get something out of the game at that point.’

Phelan went on to say of his potential that he is expecting good things from the youngster, as long as he keeps his feet on the ground and keeps learning – and he’s not the only one pushing for more first team involvement either.

‘There`s a talent there with Josh. He`s somebody who wants to progress in the football arena and he has now made his Premier League debut. He has serious potential and going forward we have to handle that. I`ve got no problem with playing these young players. Jarrod Bowen came on again on Saturday and I thought he was bright and enthusiastic, and again he`s another who wants to do something in his career.’

Phelan added.

‘We had another young player in Greg Olley who didn`t make it off the bench on Saturday, but I was more than capable of putting him on. Young players bring that different enthusiasm and hope, and I don`t think anybody could be disappointed with Josh or Jarrod on Saturday.’

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