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