Wolves Under 18 manager Steve Davis has spoken to the club’s official website about Owen Hesketh’s development.

Davis spoke about the impact on his side losing Hesketh during the early part of the season.

That’s because he was promoted to the Under 23s despite being just 18 years of age.

And Davis believes Hesketh hasn’t just held his own at that level, he’s shone.

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“In that first half (of the season) we lost Owen Hesketh, he went up to the under-23s and deservedly so,” said Davis.

“Owen’s done fantastically well for the 23s, I’m delighted for him, he’s probably been one of the best players in the games I’ve seen.

“He’s gone up and done very well, and there are three or four others who are on the fringes of that, going into the group, they’re ready for the challenge.”

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The likes of Morgan Gibbs-White offer Wolves’ young guns some hope they can make it into the first team.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s approach of operating with a small squad in theory gives youngsters a chance to come in if there are injuries.

That’s something Davis also eluded to in his interview and perhaps Hesketh will have his eye on that big jump next season.