Clucas' Praise For Duo

Sam Clucas and Tyrese Campbell

SAM CLUCAS is confident that Tyrese Campbell will continue to have a positive impact after the young forward made an instant impression in the Stoke City starting line-up.

The 19-year-old scored two well-taken goals in what was his first ever senior start in the Potters’ recent FA Cup defeat against Shrewsbury Town.

Campbell maintained his place in the side for the weekend victory over Championship leaders Leeds United, producing a performance that was filled with youthful exuberance.

Clucas was full of praise for the maturity and professionalism shown from the teenager and believes he will keep improving.

“It’s brilliant for Tyrese, he deserved his chance on Saturday,” Clucas told BBC Radio Stoke following City’s win over Leeds.

“He’s been training with us for a long time and to be fair he’s had to bide his time but the chances he has had, he’s really made an impression.

“If you watched the FA Cup game at home against Shrewsbury he was fantastic. He also came on at their place and made an impact.

“He did very well at the weekend too, he was blowing a little bit toward the end, he was asked to do a lot of hard work but I thought he was brilliant in such a high and intense game."

“We tried to put balls in over the top to utilise his pace more, I thought he certainly did that and he will continue to improve, he’s a big talent and is keen to keep progressing.”

Meanwhile, Clucas also highlighted the impact made from Charlie Adam, who returned to the starting XI in the league for the first time this season.

The former Scottish international was back to his usual best, dictating large parts of play against both the Shrews and the Whites.

“It’s brilliant for Charlie as well because he’s been out of the squad and hasn’t really been involved since I’ve been here,” he added.

“He’s been brilliant in training and has been asked to come in and do a job where he’s been fantastic in the last two games.

“His ability to get the ball forward really helps us advance in key areas and hopefully he can continue to keep that form up.”