Tis plays it cool over Ethan
EXETER boss Paul Tisdale has called for patience as the hype builds around teenage defender Ethan Ampadu.
The 15-year-old became the Grecians’ youngest-ever player last month when he made his debut in their EFL Cup win over Brentford and had another run-out in midweek in the 4-2 Checkatrade Trophy defeat at Oxford United.
The son of former Swansea and Exeter midfielder Kwame Ampadu, the youngster has represented Wales at U16 level but is eligible for England as well.
The teenager will now return to school after summer training with the first team but, with a few injuries in defence, Tisdale might have to call on his services again.
“He’s played particularly well, but we can’t expect him to keep playing game after game,” said Tisdale. “He’s got a lot of expectation but we’ve got to be careful.
“His family are very supportive in terms of allowing us to make the right decision for Ethan at the right time.
“There’s no right way to do this, you’ve just got to talk and communicate and deal with each other in the right way.”
Tisdale, 43, was on the bench for injury-hit Exeter at Oxford in midweek, but didn’t come on.
Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth, 43, did play. He came on with five minutes left and set up the final goal in his side’s 3-0 win at Northampton.