The midfielder was outstanding in their Capital One Cup victory over Cheltenham.
â€śWeâ€™ve always known Ravel had the talent but after the loan spell at Birmingham you can see he has matured a lot,â€ť Tomkins told the London Evening Standard. â€śIf he continues the way he is I am sure he will go on from strength to strength. His technical ability is second to none. Heâ€™s a real talent.
â€śI am sure we will help him if he needs it but to be fair to him heâ€™s gone off to Birmingham and improved himself. Heâ€™s matured, heâ€™s got some first-team football under his belt and he seems to have come back a different guy.
â€śThe dressing-room here is good and heâ€™s fitted in. If he continues to play like that he will certainly get some game time in this season.
â€śGoing out on loan was a big benefit for me as well. I went to Derby and there was nothing better than playing first-team football every week. That experience of playing in a tough league like the Championship helped me mature a great deal and it seems to have done the same for Ravel.
â€śLike myself now, he needs more minutes under his belt and I am sure weâ€™ll both be pressing [for a place].â€ť
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