Fulham U23s head coach Steve Wigley has hailed the rise of talented teenage midfielder Luke Harris – suggesting the youngster has the world at his feet after becoming a regular in his side this season.

The Welsh youth international, who has recently been capped by his country at under-19 level, has starred since stepping up an age group level to feature in Wigley’s midfield. He has scored twice for the under 23s, who currently lead the second division by five points, and bagged a brace in the under 18 local derby against Chelsea last weekend.

Wigley has been talented with the playmaker’s progress over the course of this season. He told the Jersey Evening Post:

“He’s a starter for the U23s now, it’s as simple as that. The only time he’s missed out on playing is when a member of the first team, who’s come back from injury, comes down to us to play.

One of the things we’ve not been able to do, because of him being on international duty, is send him up to train with the first team when their players are away on international duty. He’s been away with Wales U19s, the U18s and now the U17s. The next step for him is to train with the first team and we’ve very fortunate to have a manager who likes to have a look at young players. He watches all of the reserve games and when he’s got seven or eight away on international duty he takes four or five from my group.”

“I want to see him play for Fulham’s first team. Then, if we can get him there, the world is his oyster.”