Exeter City have re-signed teenage West Bromwich Albion defender Kane Wilson on loan until the end of the season.
The 17-year-old initially joined City on 31 August and has played eight times for the Devon club, scoring one goal.
“He’s a very mature, positive chap but he’s been out of his comfort zone for three or four months already,” Exeter boss Paul Tisdale told BBC Sport.
“He’s played a good number of games already in the first team and experience counts for so much.”
Tisdale added: “Going through that process of learning, the trial and error and being involved in a different environment that’s ultimately a business at a professional football club, I think he’s undoubtedly learned from that.”
The 17-year-old defender is a fine prospect and will now be given the opportunity to develop further at Exeter, as reported by BBC Sport.
An England U18 international, Wilson produced some encouraging performances for Exeter in the first half of the season as he made some precisely-timed challenges.
Usually deployed as a right-back, he also received some playing time as a right wing-back and demonstrated that he poses a major attacking threat in addition to being an impressive performer defensively.
The youngster’s loan at Exeter is hugely beneficial for his development and it is hoped that he will return to West Brom next season ready to make an impact in the first-team in some capacity.