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Aidy Boothroyd has hailed Ryan Sessegnon ahead of a possible England Under-21 debut for the Fulham youngster.
Sessegnon, 17, could feature against Ukraine on Tuesday and has impressed Under-21 boss Boothroyd since being called into the squad.
“The most impressive thing about Ryan is his humility,” Boothroyd said. “He’s a very humble, impressive young man.
“When you ask him about his game that’s all he’s interested in – getting better. He’s got a real growth mindset.”
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Sessegnon has scored 14 goals for Fulham this season, playing a key role in their promotion challenge.
His form led to a call-up – and more speculation linking him with Premier League clubs.
“Being around this lot is perhaps a little quicker than what he’s used to with the younger (England) age groups,” Boothroyd added.
“But he’s playing in a Championship team that’s doing really well and he is a key player for them.
“Hopefully he can grow and become a key player for us. He’s certainly been very impressive on and off the pitch.
“He’s got his feet on the ground, he doesn’t get all excited by all the stuff that goes around, he’s very level-headed.
“He knows what he is, where he wants to get to and what he wants to be.
“He’s willing to put the work in. Hopefully he can steer clear of injury and be a really talented player for us.”