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Sky Sports Scout - Tommy Oar

We run the rule over Australian starlet Tommy Oar

Sky Sports Scout is our exciting feature where we scour the globe looking out for the best talent and bring you a report on what we find.

NAME: Tommy Oar AGE: 18 (10th December, 1991) BORN: Queensland, Australia POSITION: Winger CLUB: Brisbane Roar FACTS: Second youngest player ever for Australia Sky Sports Scout Ratings: 0-10 - No hoper 11-20 - Should look elsewhere 21-30 - Might not make it 31-40 - Has work to do 41-50 - Keep an eye on him 51-60 - Great prospect 61-70 - On his way to the top 71-80 - Already World-class

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Latest under our scout's gaze is Brisbane Roar youngster Tommy Oar - recommended by Sky Sports reader Craig Raymond.

The scout reports...

Tommy Oar is fast emerging as the hottest prospect in Australian football.

We check on the diminutive left-winger already being labelled the new Harry Kewell.

The Queensland-born wide-man is a graduate of the state's academy and was snapped up by his local A-League side Brisbane Roar in 2008.

He was spotted by then Roar coach, and former Australian boss, Frank Farina, who handed him a three-year deal.

It did not take Oar long to adapt to the professional game and he curled home a free-kick in only his second match.

Already firmly established in the Australian youth set-up, he was called into the senior Socceroos squad by coach Pim Verbeek in December 2009.

Oar made his debut for Australia in an Asian Cup qualifier in February and his impressive form has seen him tipped to make a late run for the World Cup squad.

Oar is a natural winger, easy on the eye and eager to beat his man. But arguably his main asset, and a welcome one considering the modern trend with wide-men, is his crossing.

Oar has a sweet left foot which he uses to great effect to pick out team-mates in the box and he tends to do this slightly more than going to the by-line, but he is capable of beating a full-back.

His vision is also a stand-out feature given he is only 18-years-old and if all that wasn't enough his free-kick taking is superb.

On the cusp of the World Cup squad and genuinely a terrific prospect.

The scout says...

With Rob Jansen now his agent, a move to Holland to kick-off a European career looks the likely avenue and that will not harm him at all.

However, a good showing at the World Cup could open a number of more and bigger doors for him.

The Scout rating...

Shooting: 7 out of 10

Passing: 8 out of 10

Tackling: 6 out of 10

Heading: 6 out of 10

Pace: 8 out of 10

Vision: 8 out of 10

Current ability: 6 out of 10

Potential ability: 10 out of 10


Current value: £2million

Potential value: £16million

Your opinion...

You have read our opinion of Oar - now we want your views. Have you seen Oar in action? Do you agree with our assessment? Do you think he will make it?

And if you have spotted anyone you think we should feature then please get in touch using the same form. We will look to send out the Scout to follow up some of your leads.