Gary Bowyer has been delighted to see John O'Sullivan flourish during his loan spell with Accrington Stanley.
The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international has been one of the standout performers in John Coleman's squad, with four goals and numerous assists during his three month stay at Stanley.
Bowyer has been pleased with the way the midfielder has adapted to life in League Two, and he'll run the rule over O'Sullivan once he returns to Brockhall after his loan ends following today's match with Wycombe Wanderers.
"I'm delighted for him," said Bowyer. "We've had him watched, we've had him monitored as we do with all our loan players.
"My personal opinion is that these young players are better playing that football than Under-21 football.
"It is the real world and he's grown up a little bit from being there.
"He went out last year to the Conference and he's stepped up this year and he's done very well.
"He finishes this weekend and then he'll come back in and we'll have a look at him and see how he's improved and assess him from there."