Everton manager David Moyes has urged winger Seamus Coleman to take a leaf out of Tottenham star Gareth Bale's book.
Bale has emerged as one of the hottest properties in Britain after a series of outstanding performances for Spurs, not least against European champions Inter Milan this week.
Yet Bale was not even a Spurs regular a year ago and Moyes can see similarities with Irish youngster Coleman, who ended last season on loan at Blackpool.
Moyes said: "Seamus has done great. He is getting games for us now, albeit probably not in his right position. We have played him wide on the right when he is a right-back.
"But the experience he is getting - there is a similarity to Gareth Bale.
"Bale is playing wide left but is really a left-back. It is getting him the games, there is a lot of competition at right-back here. I think it has been good for his development and in time when he does step back, hopefully he will have learned from it."