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Winfield: Hause has great potential

5 November 2012

Dave Winfield says Kortney Hause has a bright future with the Blues after the 17-year-old made his professional debut against Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.

Hause came on for Anthony Stewart with four minutes of the first-half remaining to partner Winfield after injuries had again forced caretaker boss Gareth Ainsworth to reshuffle.

“Kortney's very technically gifted. He's a very good player, he's far more technical than I am,” said Winfield.

“He's obviously got things to learn being young, but he's got that potential. He trains with us every day now and he'll really kick on.

“He did great. He's a 17-year-old lad, he's come in and it's a great experience for him. He's done very well and talks very well.”

As well as losing Stewart to a thigh injury, the Chairboys also had to cope without skipper Gary Doherty, who was forced off after nine minutes due to a back problem.

Another 17-year-old - Junior Morias - made his first start for Wycombe, who finished the game with six teenagers in their side with the total average age of the team just 22-and-a-half.

Ainsworth said: “Wycombe will have a hell of a team in a couple of years because some of the young-uns will have played a hundred games by then.

“We will have to reshuffle again. The youngsters will stay in the team. They've got to grow up quickly.”

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