Anyone got any advice when to tell if a youth player is ready to be bought up to the first team? Also, is bringing up a youth player who isn't ready harmful to his development? Reason being, last season I played a few youngsters in the cup matchs to get them some experience before sending them back to the under 18s... would that be beneficial or would it stop them reacing their potential somehow? Towards the end of the season I also played my most promising regen, a 15 year old I paid a couple of million for (beating Real Madrid and Barcelona to the punch!) in some matches as sub. Is it a bit too early to bring him up like that and should I really keep him in the under 18s next season?