Adam Idah's potential was highlighted by manager Daniel Farke after the 18-year-old made his Premier League debut for Norwich City on Wednesday.
The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international came on in the final moments of City’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace as the home side were chasing a winning goal at Carrow Road.
Four Irish teenage strikers have now played in the English Premier League this season as he joined Aaron Connolly, Michael Obafemi and Troy Parrott.
Farke said Idah still has lots to work on but the talent is there to see: "I don’t like to praise the young lads too much, but him playing is a sign of our way.
"He looked pretty sharp when he came on, but he knows he has to improve and work further on.
"It’s not that easy to produce just by pressing a button to be a Premier League player at his age, but he’s got a lot of potential."
The Canaries main striker, Teemu Pukki, picked up a hamstring knock in the clash with Palace.
With the FA Cup on the horizon, and most of their attention on staying in the Premier League given Norwich are now seven points from safety, Idah could be given a chance when they visit Preston at Deepdale on Saturday.
Farke told the Norwich City website: "We want to go into the next round of the FA Cup, but we had four games in ten games during the festive period, so that’s a lot for many players.
"I had to substitute Teemu Pukki because he felt something in his hamstring, so we won’t take any risks in the cup.
"We need a miracle to stay in the Premier League, so we will rotate a bit, but we want to go into the next round so we’ll have a strong starting line-up.
"I hope it’s not too bad for Teemu. We have to wait for the doctors and physios but it’s too early to judge it."