Hughton knows the England Under-21 starlet is far from the finished article but the exciting wide player could prove the difference over a tense run-in.
“We have to be solid and difficult to beat but it is impossible to pull that off without having an attacking threat. You have to relieve pressure and give yourself a chance to score goals,” said Hughton. “Nathan perhaps lacks that end product at times, but he gives us a really good outlet. That is there to see and he keeps getting in those positions. He is 19 and he has everything in front of him.
“He would have possibly played more games than even he would have envisaged when he first came here at the start of this season. That is all good for his development and he is gaining great experience."
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