With the arrival of a new manager, comes the emergence of new players, and academy graduate Jaidon Anthony has certainly impressed Scott Parker who described him as being “first-class”.
Now that we have seen the ability Anthony has to offer, the expectation from Parker is now for the youngster to continue this form.
Speaking to Nerve Sport, Parker said: “Can he do it at this level? That box has been ticked.
“Can he assist and score at this level? That box has been ticked.
“But consistently doing so is now the big challenge, which is the case for every youngster, and I suspect he will.”
With the squad running tight as a result of departures and a list of injuries that Parker had inherited, it provided a valuable chance for the young players to show their capabilities.
The 21-year-old made his first-team debut in December 2020, but Parker he has broken through into the squad. In every game he has featured, being all but one under the Cherries boss, he has produced attacking displays that bring energy and creativity to the attack.
His link-up play down the left flank has caused headaches for each opposition faced, and despite not being the quickest of wingers, often finds himself in behind the defence. In the first three games of the season, Anthony has produced two goals and assist. For an academy graduates first season in the Championship, it is hugely impressive.
The recent departure of last seasons star man Arnaut Danjuma may have been very daunting to the Cherries seven weeks ago, but with the emergence of Anthony, the loss has been softened.
It can be expected that Anthony will be a significant player for the season ahead and beyond. His determination and innate ability to impress will only prove valuable to the team, as they strive for promotion to the Premier League.