The fullback was outstanding on debut in the Carling Cup defeat to Ipswich Town.
âHe has been impressing us in reserve games,â Newton told the Birmingham Mail. âHeâs been coming in and out of our training sessions, coping with the intensity.
âWe thought Wednesday night would be an ideal time for him to come in and he was quality for us.
âHe was the brightest thing that happened.
âIs he ready for Premier League football? We shall see.
âIt might be too early to ask him to do that but it was a great opportunity for him to come in and show what heâs made of.
âWeâve asked him to step up another gear and heâs acquitted himself excellently.â