Liverpool and Wales legend Ian Rush has warned against over-exposing Ben Woodburn.

This follows the 17-year-old’s emergence as a star prospect for club and country.

Chris Coleman restricted the forward to substitute cameos on both occasions and Rush, Wales’ all-time leading goalscorer, agees with the conservative approach.

“There is a danger to throwing these young players straight in at the deep end,” Rush told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Even though he might be able to handle it he is still developing, getting bigger and stronger, so we have got to be careful how we use him.

“He has done really well but when you compare him to Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey there is still a long way to go.

“His time will come, but at the moment every time he has been asked to do something he has actually done it.”