Date: 5th November 2013 at 5:08pm
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At 17-years-old you’ve got to be making quite an impact to be looking as though you could make the breakthrough into the first team.

I know the saying is “that if you’re good enough you’re old enough” but being physically, as well as mentally, ready to feature at such an age isn’t something that too many are capable of doing…

One that could is our own Oliver McBurnie.

Such has been his impact with the youth side this season Phil Parkinson is looking to get him involved in the first team, in fact he let him travel with the first team for the trip to Crewe last weekend and the boss will be keeping a close eye on him and involve him more.

Parkinson told the official website: ‘Ollie McBurnie was with us in the squad for Saturday at Crewe.

‘To get 17 goals for the youth team already – I have to start looking at trying to get him involved with the first-team squad and get him training with us on a more regular basis.

‘That is the way to progress him. I feel he is a good prospect for us.

‘We have players in the squad who haven’t been playing for a while and it is probably best for them to move on to get some first-team football elsewhere.

‘As a manager, you have to keep evolving the squad and keep moving forward, and that is what we are trying to do.’

With McBurnie those good enough being old enough thoughts seem to very much apply and his first team debut for us probably isn’t going to be too long in coming I wouldn’t think, 17 goals in 10 games (at any level) proves you know where the goal is.

I wonder what Nahki Wells and McBurnie could do as a pairing?