Dean Smith admits he couldn't believe his luck when he managed to land former protege Rico Henry for Brentford .
Henry came through the ranks at Walsall during Smith's reign as manager at the Bescot, earning the sort of rave reviews which saw him linked with a move to the Premier League.
Instead, the Bees swooped for the flying full-back in August, despite knowing a shoulder injury would keep him out of action for the next six months.
Since finally coming into the side a fortnight ago, Henry has shown exactly what the fuss is all about with some marauding wing play and solid defending.
Bees head coach Smith said: “It's only Rico Henry's fourth game in the Championship (last night's win at Forest) and he's not been on the losing side yet. I thought he tired towards the end, but that's just a sign of the amount of games he's played in a short space of time.
“Rico tired towards the end, but four games in the Championship for a 19 year old coming back from injury is brilliant for him. He's not been on the losing team yet, and long may that continue.
“He is certainly a prospect. He wasn't his best night tonight, but he will get better and better. I've been itching to throw him in.
“We had a bid, when I at Walsall, from Brighton, which the club turned down, and I'm surprised nobody else went in there. I'm really pleased we capitalised on that and got a young player whose got a very bright future.”