Dundee boss Paul Hartley has hinted youngster Dylan Carreiro could have a big part to play later this season.
The former QPR midfielder has impressed since his arrival on a free transfer this summer.
Signed originally to strengthen the Dark Blues SPFL Development League squad, he showed up well when taking part in first-team training drills.
So much so the manager saw it fit to allow the 19-year-old to go to Arbroath on an emergency 93-day loan for first-team experience.
Two goals in his first three games at Gayfield has had people standing up and taking notice of the Canadian.
Not only his goals but his overall play has been excellent.
His impact has not gone unnoticed further afield either.
Last week he was handed his maiden senior international call by Canada boss Benito Floro for a training camp in Mexico.
Paul admits he’s been delighted with the start Carreiro has made to his career in the game north of the border.
“He’s been brilliant,” said the gaffer.
“He’s away for the next couple of weeks on international duty which is positive.
“The form he has shown at Arbroath has been very good.
“As a young player he just needs plenty of experience and he’s getting that with games.
“If he does well enough he has a chance later in the season.”
Arbroath team boss Allan Moore is also happy with the Canadian youngster.