Brown to nurture Cooper

08 October 2009 11:03
Hull boss Phil Brown will not rush youngster Liam Cooper into action despite tipping him for a bright future in the top flight.

The 18-year-old was rewarded for a promising Carling Cup display against Everton last month with a full Premier League debut at Liverpool on September 26.

It proved a baptism of fire as Fernando Torres grabbed a hat-trick in Liverpool's 6-1 win and, despite earning praise for his showing, Cooper was left out against Wigan last weekend.

"Liam Cooper will play Premier League football, I guarantee that," said Brown. "The lad has got a future in the game and it is at this level, I have no doubt about that.

"But you just don't throw your kids in every week unless they are exceptionally talented or it is above and beyond the call of duty."

Source: Eurosport