SOUTHEND United manager Kevin Bond was full of praise for Ethan Hamilton after the midfielder's impressive showing against Peterborough United.

The on loan Manchester United youngster caught the eye in Tuesday night's 2-0 defeat at Roots Hall.

And Bond was among those who was pleased with Hamilton's first full start.

"Ethan looked impressive on Tuesday," said Bond.

"He looked powerful and ran with the ball.

"He looked to take the game to them and was always looking to get a shot away.

"It was a good debut from him."