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Louis's progress pleases boss

24 February 2016

Nigel Adkins has praised the recent displays of Academy graduate Louis Reed and believes the midfielder is developing with every appearance.

The 18-year-old, who enjoyed 20 outings under
Adkins this term, has started the last three matches and most recently impressed in a deeper role alongside the experienced Dean Hammond in the 1-0 victory over Port Vale.

And after another commanding performance previously, in the win at Doncaster, the Blades boss is delighted with the form of his youngster.

He remarked: "We have a lot of belief in Louis.
There's a lot of hope around him going forward. He can certainly make a pass. Now it's all about ensuring he keeps maturing and progressing at the same rate.

"We wanted to get him on the ball as much as possible because, despite still being a young man, he has a very good range of passing."

Adkins added: "He can improve, of course, and we have to help him with the physical side of things.

"Like everyone, he has to be able to compete, demonstrate that change of pace and come out on top in those one-on-one duels. But he has a bright future that's for sure."

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