Celtic defender Adam Matthews is confident teenage sensation Liam Henderson has what it takes to succeed at the top level.
The 17-year-old starlet turned in an impressive debut performance in Friday night's 3-0 win at Kilmarnock - and Matthews believes the midfielder has a big future ahead of him.
The Wales full-back said: "I thought Liam was brilliant on his full debut. He has shown in training all season that he is a top player.
"He didn't look out of place at all against Kilmarnock. He got a bit tired towards the end but that was always going to happen.
"For a debut, it was up there with the best I have seen. We have got a few good youngsters coming through and he is got to be up there with the best of them.
"He showed at Rugby Park that he can definitely play at this level."
When asked to compare Henderson with another Bhoys youth product, winger James Forrest, Matthews added: "They are totally different players, James is more of a winger who likes to take on players while Hendo is more technical and a passer of the ball.
"But technically Hendo is up there with the best in the squad, not just the young ones. I think he has got the potential to be as successful as James."