Dundee boss John Brown believes Scotland U/21 defender Lewis Toshney has the world at his feet.
Tonight should see Toshney line up for the young Scots when they take on Luxembourg in a European Championship qualifier at St Mirren Park.
And if Toshney plays as well for his country as he has been for temporary employers Dundee, Bombers knows he’ll be one of Billy Stark’s best performers.
Since arriving at the club last month, the gaffer been impressed by the centre-half’s ability.
And, as a former central defender himself, he’s of the firm belief that Toshney, who’s on a season-long loan from SPL champions in waiting Celtic, can go to the very top.
That’s not necessarily good news for the Dark Blues, because the man who is picking him right now suspects the Dundonian’s future lies back in Glasgow’s East End.
“Lewis is a fantastic defender,” said John.
“For a lad of only 20, he’s already a big player for us.
“He’s an asset for Dundee and I’m sure he’ll become a very big asset for Celtic, too.
“This season has been a steep learning curve for him.
“He hadn’t played a lot of senior football prior to coming here but he’s more than proven he’s of SPL quality.
“Lewis has a bright future in the game.”
The future of a lot of the Dark Blues squad, as well as the manager, is up in the air at present.
While many will face summer conundrums, Toshney’s situation is very simple.
At Dens until May, he’ll return to the Hoops with a full season of SPL football under his belt.
John is hopeful, if he himself remains at Dens, he can bring the young defender back to the club, whatever level Dundee find themselves playing at.
“He’s a player I’d love to return next season,” said the gaffer.
“As a defender he has bags of potential and that’s the type of player we want at this club.
“We will have to wait and see what happens.”
John was keen to heap praise on Toshney’s centre-back partner Davide Grassi.
The big Italian, recently returned from a knee injury, arguably had his best game in dark blue in Dundee last outing.
The manager thinks the former Aberdeen defender coped well with the considerable threat of Dundee United’s Jon Daly during the 1-1 derby day draw at Tannadice.
And he’s backed Grassi to go from strength to strength.
“Davide was out for a long time with an injury.
“He’s just getting back in to playing again, which is never easy.
“I thought he showed great experience in dealing with Daly and (Rory) Boulding.
“Those two are physical but Davide stood up to that.
“That’s what he gives us a physical presence.
“We need that from now until the end of the season.”
Returning to tonight’s international, Dundee United’s Stuart Armstrong is expected to skipper the side having recovered from a calf knock picked up in last week’s derby.
This is the first match of the qualifying campaign for the 2015 finals that will take place in the Czech Republic and the Scots are expected to kick-off with a victory against what is expected to be the weakest team in a group that also includes Holland, Slovakia and Georgia.