Fifteen-year-old superkid Craig Wighton could become Dundee’s youngest-ever first-team player before the end of the season.
Wighton doesn’t turn 16 until July but is already a Scotland youth international.
And having seen him score two goals in the U/20 win at Kilmarnock, boss John Brown had revealed he’s on course for a quick call-up to his top team.
“They told me when I came here this lad was something special and, having now had the chance to see him, I see what they mean,” said Bomber.
“The way he took his goals yesterday and his general play shows he has bags of potential.
“He’s not 16 yet but, if he keeps working like that, he’s on course to be in the first team very soon.
“I’m of the opinion that if you’ve got the quality, being young shouldn’t stop you playing at the highest level and he’s got a chance of being involved this season.
“I think, at Dundee, the future lies in bringing through our own talent and it’s something that can start right away.”
John was quick to praise predecessor Barry Smith for snapping up local kid Wighton, a pupil at Harris Academy.
“What’s been clear to me since I arrived back at the club was Barry had an eye for a player because there’s a lot of talent. This lad is another example of that.”
Wighton has time on his side to become the Dark Blues’ youngest-ever top-team performer.
That accolade is held by club legend Andy Penman, who was just two weeks short of his 16th when he first pulled on the jersey in a competitive game.
Wighton doesn’t hit that mark until July 27.
Looking to the more immediate future, Carl Finnigan, Mark Kerr and Declan Gallagher all did their chances of being involved against Motherwell on Saturday no harm at Killie.
“Big Declan got a goal and 90 minutes, which he was needing, and Carl looked sharp for the 45 minutes he got.
“Mark played an hour and did well, and all that gives me options for the weekend.”
The manager, meanwhile, was non-committal on hearing the news his former boss and close friend Archie Knox wants to remain in football after he leaves Aberdeen next week.
That’s led to an immediate suggestion he could be joining up at Dens if the manager keeps the job next season.
“I’m interim manager until the end of the season and, right now, I’m just concentrating on doing the job week to week here,” said Brown.
“Of course I know Archie well. He brought me here from Hamilton and then we worked together for a long time at Rangers.
“We still speak regularly and I count him as a very good friend.
“He’s a man with a wealth of talent and, if he’s staying in football, it won’t be long before his phone is ringing.”