While his first senior start for Ireland proved a tough experience, O'Shea is convinced he has what it will take to prosper in senior international football.
He said: "He was fantastic. I know what Darron is all about.
"The manager pulled him in for the game against Nottingham Forest last week and he was happy with what he saw.
"He is not a player for the future, he is a player for now. He has fantastic ability and fingers crossed, he can show it."