Lincoln City boss David Holdsworth says striker Vadaine Oliver was outstanding on his full debut in Saturday's 1-1 draw against AFC Telford.
The 20-year-old, who joined after being released by Sheffield Wednesday in the summer, put Lincoln ahead but despite being on top for long spells, a late goal denied the Imps victory.
Holdsworth told BBC Lincolnshire: "He had an outstanding game.
"I have great faith in his ability. He deserved his chance."
Holdsworth added: "It was a wonderful goal and he led the line extremely well for a young man.
"I know what he can bring to the side, but it takes time for someone to settle and I have gone for a little bit of maturity."