Wilkins praise for McEachran
Chelsea assistant coach Ray Wilkins is thrilled to see the likes of Josh McEachran make an impact.
Last Updated: 29/10/10 8:26am
Chelsea assistant coach Ray Wilkins is thrilled to see the likes of teenage midfielder Josh McEachran make an impact at Stamford Bridge.
McEachran has broken into Carlo Ancelotti's plans this season and has made seven substitute appearances since his debut against MSK Zilina last month.
He is tipped to have a bright future in the game and Wilkins believes it is positive for the Chelsea fans to see such talent emerge through the ranks.
"It is lovely for everyone when a home-grown guy comes through," said Wilkins.
"That has been the case with all the young lads who have come on this season and last season. The crowds have taken to them straight away.
"There seems to be an affiliation with the supporter that is lovely to watch."
Wilkins has been impressed at how McEachran has taken it in his stride, after himself treading the same path at Stamford Bridge before making his Blues debut almost 37 years ago.
"It is an exciting time, coming on to make your debut," Wilkins added on the club's official website.
"It is not the right word to say I sympathise with Josh, but I can remember that nervous situation you go through when you come on.
"I get thrilled for him and thankfully he does not appear to show too many nerves."