BANGOR City’s young sensation Alex Boss has received high praise from player-manager Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

The former Citizens’ Academy standout has been in sensational form since he was given more responsibility within the senior set-up following a host of high-profile departures, and Boss was one of the stars of the show in their recent 4-3 derby success over fierce rivals Rhyl.

Taylor-Fletcher compared the pacey wide-man to Manchester City star Raheem Sterling, and predicted a big future ahead if he continues to show the same level of consistency.

He said: “Bossy, what a run for the goal. I don’t know how he stayed up.

“The last few games, you’ve looked at him and asked, ‘have you got that little bit more?’ and tonight, he stepped up again.

“He reminds me of a young Raheem Sterling, he’s one who’ll be very good in some games, but other’s he’ll float out of.

“If he can get that consistency, he’ll go on and have a really good career.”

Boss has emerged as one of the brightest young prospects operating outside of the JD Welsh Premier League, and he has been one of the few bright sparks in what has otherwise been another turbulent campaign at the EuroGold Stadium.

He is no stranger to second tier level having turned out for Holyhead Hotspur last season during a hugely successful loan spell, and Boss is also set to play a leading role for the Ynys Mon men’s football team at this summer’s Inter Games tournament on Anglesey.