Hayden Mullins has backed his old defensive partner Haydn Hollis to make a name for himself with Notts County.
Mullins forged a strong relationship with the 21-year-old at the heart of the back four before being recalled by his parent club Birmingham City earlier this week.
Hollis has been a key performer for the Magpies since being drafted into the side in March, having helped Notts to five wins in his eight starts.
The youth team graduate has also found the net on four occasions and Mullins believes he has all the attributes to become a regular for years to come.
“He was patient, came in and took his chance when he was given it, which is fantastic,” said Mullins.
“He’s chipped in with a couple of goals and came in at a time when there was a lot of pressure on the team to win games.
“There’s a lot of pressure on the club to try and stay in the division and he’s gone out there and played fantastically well, which is a testament to him.
“He’s a good size, a big guy, he can run and he’s good in the air and a danger at set-pieces.
“As a centre-back, if you’re a manager watching, he’s got all the right qualities.
“I’m sure he’ll be here for a long time and a big part of Notts County’s future.”
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