Port Vale midfielder Sam Morsy has revealed he is desperate to repay the faith and support that caretaker manager Mark Grew has shown in him.
Morsy signed his first professional contract, a one year-deal with the Valiants, last summer, having been released by Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2008.
The 19-year-old capped his second ever start for the club with a goal and man-of-the-match performance in Vale's 3-1 defeat to Stevenage in February, and has since gone on to feature heavily in the side's starting XI.
After making the breakthrough to the first team, Morsy insisted he owed a lot to Grew, who worked closely with the teenager during his spell as youth team manager.
He told the club's official website: "I didn't get to play in that many games in the first half of the season. I thought I was ready to play, but unfortunately I didn't get that opportunity.
"After Micky Adams left for Sheffield United, Jim Gannon came in and he had the faith in me, gave me a chance and things all started from there really.
"But Mark was my youth team manager and I have got a fantastic relationship with him. Nothing has changed on my part, and I am desperate to play for him and Geoff (Horsfield).
"He looked after me and he was there for me when I needed him. I have got a huge respect for him and now that I am playing under him, I am desperate to repay the faith he has shown in me.
"I see my future at Port Vale and now that I am playing, I am really enjoying how games are coming thick and fast."