Mick McCarthy wasn’t the only one who was impressed by Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ performance against Burnley on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old, who has appeared in all Ipswich Town’s fixtures so far this season, got his first assist in the Championship and, after being subbed off, was actually applauded off the pitch.

It’s not often that a player so young, who’s only out on loan, is given a standing ovation and this, along with McCarthy’s comments, show just how much the potential the young winger has.