Royle Praise for Deano

Last updated : 27 January 2005 By Team
Speaking to, the former Everton boss confessed: "Dean is one of the best young talents Ipswich Town has had for years. He has fantastic potential, we all know that and there is not much more we can teach him talent wise.

"He's a very clever player who knows the game and has the ability to play wide or down the middle. All he needs now is to learn the 'dirty' side of football, the hard-working routine, winning a tackle here and there, the same with heading.

"It's the physical side and that will come as he gets stronger. That's what we are working on with him now, building him up until he's ready to just go. He's got all the talent needed to do well in this game, he's just got to be patient and let mother nature take a hand."