Crystal Palace are set to hand Under-18s star Tayo Adaramola his Premier League debut during the final three games of the season, manager Patrick Vieira has revealed.
Megasportsarena.com reports that the 18-year-old left-back made his first-team debut in the FA Cup this season against Hartlepool and started the fifth round win against Stoke City at Selhurst Park.
On Tuesday night, was voted Palace’s Under-18 player of the season at their awards night in Croydon.
“He is one of several academy players to have impressed this season and was Adaramola was an unused substitute against the same opposition during the reverse fixture at Selhurst Park in February.
“I think [this] is important as it is part of their development. It’s good to see them around the first team and to see their personality and how they conduct themselves in training and in the dressing room with the other players. That will allow me to learn more about them.
“We have Tayo with us who has been training with us since the academy has been closed. He will be around the first team for the next three games and for some of the games he will be on the field. We need to create those kinds of opportunities to see how he will react under pressure.
“Tayo show that he can play in our team and in the Premier League, it’s just about having the right players around him to support what he is missing. The balance has to be right to allow him to play with confidence and belief.”